Bradford, Joel Allen
Associate Professor - Earth Science
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Curriculum Vitae



Joel A. Bradford

Associate Professor,

Earth Science/Environmental Management

 Utah Valley University

800 W. University Parkway

Orem, UT 84058

 Specializing in Safety and Environmental Education and Training, Cultural Geography and Rural Development for the Developing World



Bradford Safety and Environmental; A consultant firm specializing in Safety and Environmental Training                                  


Education:       Master of Science in Cultural Anthropology, (2008)

                        University of Utah


                        Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education (1993)

                        Southern Illinois University at Carbondale




Work History

1984-1986      Journeyman Tool Builder                    Aerojet General           Sacramento, CA

1986-1988      Journeyman Tool Builder                    Rohr Industries           Riverside, CA

1988-1993      Project Manufacturing Engineer          Rohr Industries           Riverside, CA

1993-2000      Director Apprenticeship Programs      UVSC                         Orem, UT

2000-2001      Instructor Mfg Engineering                 UVSC                         Orem, UT

2000-2002      Co-Director Service Learning  UVSC                         Orem, UT

2002-           Associate Professor Environmental Mgt    UVU                           Orem UT

                 And Adjunct Proessor Anthropology


       Environmental Management

Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001)

Industrial Worker Safety (OSHA 30 Hour)

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response (HAZWOPER / OSHA 40 Hour)

Introduction to Environmental Management

Skills for Humanitarian Projects

 Site investigation


Land Use Planning

Environmental Policy

Applied Technology / Sustainable Development

Special Projects in Environmental Management


Geographic Information Systems and Global Positioning Systems for Earth Sciences

Human Geography

World Regional Geography

Geography of Latin America

Geography of Utah


Applied Anthropology

Development and Rural Societies

Shamanism and Indigenous Religion

People and Cultures of Mexico

      Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Intro to Manufacturing Engineering

Geometric Demensioning and Tolerancing

Blueprint Reading

       Bachelor’s of Technology Management

Project Management


Ethics and Values


UVU Service Expeditions

May 2014  Garbanzo, Mexico

                  Well Development

May 2012      Garbanzo, Mexico,  Research and Service

                        Well  & Spring development, Surface Water

                        Joel Bradford, Mike Bunds, Steven Ememan

May-October 2011    Tamaula Mexico

                                  Well Development

May 2009       Nepal/India

                       Arsenic research

May 2008        Tamaula Mexico,  Research and Service

                        Well  & Spring development, Surface Water

                        Joel Bradford, Mike Bunds, Steven Ememan

                        Funding CEL, Private, Service Fund

Results presented at Global Donors Network Conference Chicago, September 2008 and  the International Service Learning Conference UVU Oct 2008



April 2007       Sierra Tarahumara,  Service

                        Water catchement. Orchard Development, Film

                        Funding: Service Funds,  Student & Private

                        Film: Shamans Funeral


Oct. 2006        Sierra Tarahumara

                        Native Seeds Search harvesting,  Orchard Development, Water Catchement.

                        Marie Hunter

                        Funding: Service Fund, Private & Student


May 2005        Tamaula Mexico,  Research and Service

Well & Spring Development, Indoor Air quality (LORENA Stove Effectivness) Health issues, NGO effectiveness.

Funding:  Summer Stipend, SAC Grant, Private Funding

Results presented at University of Utah Graduate Student Clloqueim Feb. 2006 and the Society for Applied Anthropology Vancouver April 2006


Oct. 2004        Sierra Tarahumara,  Service

                        Water Catchement,  School Repair

                        Funding: Service Fund, Private & Student


April 2004       Sierra Tarahumara, Service