University of Tennessee

Thomas E. Cressler II

Department: Construction Industry Research & Policy Center

Title: Senior Research Associate


The University of South Florida, B.A. Business Administration

The University of Tennessee, M.S. Industrial and Personnel Management

Tom joined CIRPC after his retirement from the Tennessee Valley Authority where he held the positions of Chief of Research & Analysis and Chief of Compensation & Standards. Prior to that he was the Superintendent of Employee Relations for Union Carbide Corporation’s Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant and an instructor at the University of Tennessee. Since 1993, he has co-authored annual CIRPC reports to the Department of Labor OSHA Construction Directorate that provide categorization and analysis of construction fatalities.