Sky View Through an Archway on Campus

Editing Help

Please reference the Faculty Profile Editing Guide if you have any questions or issues updating your profile. If you receive any error notices please contact

David Clapp

Emeritus Faculty | Florida Institute of Technology

Contact Information

contact information unavailable

Personal Overview

Dr. Clapp pioneered the development of distance learning (DL) courses, and offered the first DL course at Florida Tech in 1995, attended critiqued by various faculty of University. Dr. Clapp has worked to develop improvements in his online teaching, using the Blackboard LMS, then Angel LMS supplemented with the Adobe Connect electronic classroom. Dr. Clapp’s research interests continue in the general area of project management.  Dr. Clapp coauthored a book titled, “Engineering a Safe Hospital Environment.” He continues to participate in the project management field and enjoys sharing his project management experienc with his graduate students.

Educational Background

B.S. University of Colorado
M.S.E. Arizona State University
Ph.D. Arizona State University

Professional Experience

Dr. Clapp served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force with assignments in Ohio, Mississippi and Arizona.  Following his military service,  Dr. Clapp taught industrial engineering at the University of Central Florida, Texas A&M University, University of Cincinnati . He accepted employment with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) managing projects in assessing the hazards of exposure to chemical and physical agents in the workplace. While at CDC He served in the Division of Surveillance, Health Evaluations and Field Studies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later with the Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Clapp is a registered professional engineer (PE) and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Selected Publications

Clapp, D.E., G.M. Piacitelli, D.D. Zaebst and E. Ward. 1991. Assessing Exposure to 4-4'-methylenebis-(2-chloroaniline) (MBOCA) in the Workplace. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 6(2).

Osorio, A.M., D.E. Clapp, E. Ward, et al. 1990. Biological Monitoring of a Worker Acutely Exposed to MBOCA. Am J. Ind. Med. 18:577-589.

Ratcliffe J.M., S.M. Schrader, K. Steenland, D.E. Clapp, T. Turner and R.W. Hornung. 1987. Semen Quality in Papaya Workers with Long Term Exposure to Ethylene Dibromide. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Industrywide Studies Branch, Ohio. Br J. Ind Med, May.

Clapp, D.E., C. Moseley, A. Smallwood and K. Debord. 1987. Workplace Assessment of Exposure to 2-Ethoxy-ethanol. Applied Industrial Hygiene 2(5).

Clapp, D.E. and D.D. Zaebst. 1986. Microcomputers and Dedicated Wordprocessors for Increased Productivity. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Computers and Industrial Engineering 11(1-4).

Ward, E., D.E. Clapp, W. Tolos, D. Groth. 1986. Efficacy of Urinary Monitoring for 4,4'-Methylenebis (2-chloroaniline). J Occup Med, August.

Steenland, K., A. Carrano, J.M. Ratcliffe, D.E. Clapp, L. Ashworth, and T. Meinhardt. 1986. A Cytogenetic Study of Papaya Workers Exposed to Ethylene Dibromide. Mutat Res, June.

Steenland, K., A. Carrano, J.M. Ratcliffe, D.E. Clapp, L. Ashworth, and T. Meinhardt. 1985. Cytogenetic Studies in Humans after Short-term Exposure to Ethylene Dibromide. J Occup Med 27(10): 729732.

Clapp, D.E., D.D. Zaebst and R.F. Herrick. 1984. Measuring Exposures to Glycol Ethers. Environmental Health Perspectives 57: 91-95.

Stoner, D., J. Smathers, W. Hyman, D.E. Clapp, D. Duncan. 1982. Engineering a Safe Hospital Environment, John Wiley and Sons, New York, February

Recognition & Awards

Professional Engineer

Project Management Professional

Edit Page