Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and is the Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. She is also the current Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Research Involving Human Subjects, a committee responsible for oversight of all human subjects research conducted by Mississippi State University, and is a Director to the Board for Certified Professional Ergonomists. She received her BS, MS, and PhD in Industrial Engineering from MSU in 1995, 1998, and 2000 respectively. After graduation, she was on faculty in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2000-2006, before returning to MSU as faculty in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. She has written over 60 peer reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings in the area of workplace injury and has secured over $12 million dollars in research since 2000 from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and the Department of Justice. She has also received funding from companies such as Honda, Hyundai, FedEx and UPS. She lives in Starkville, MS with her husband Tory, and two children, Kyler (12) and Tanner (11).