Lu Yuan Named Outstanding Educator of the Year

The William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year Award recognizes exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in OSH teaching, scholarship and commitment to ASSE. This year’s recipient is Lu Yuan, Sc.D., CSP.


2014-15 ASSE President Trish Ennis presents the Outstanding Educator Award to Lu Yuan.

Lu Yuan is an associate professor and coordinator of occupational safety, health and environment for Southeastern Louisiana University. ASSE recognized Yuan for his innovative approaches to teaching, providing unique student engagement opportunities through hands-on experiences and valuable internships. “If safety is about being proactive and planning ahead, this award means the same thing,” he said. “It is not the past of success that we celebrate; rather, it is the bright future that we work hard and strive for.”