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UCO has transitioned to virtual instruction until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. The campus is open until Winter Break begins Dec. 23. Offices are staffed and many services are still offered in person, as well as virtually. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-2855 Adult Education & Safety Sciences HES 200E , Box 120


Dr. Gholam (Joe) Ahmadifar is an assistant professor at the University of Central Oklahoma.  He joined UCO as an assistant professor in the Department of Adult Education and Safety Sciences in fall 2014 following a career as an environmental engineer with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.  He has also served as an adjunct professor for over 14 years at OSU-OKC, UCO and St. Gregory University.

His is passionate about providing the best quality education to UCO's students and works closely with international student groups on campus to improve their educational experience.  He enjoys helping students connect with internships and job opportunities where they can experience real world applications with their education.

Classes Taught

  • Industrial Hygiene I
  • Basic Measurements
  • Fundamentals of Petroleum Safety
  • Environmental Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Chemical Hazards and Control
  • Safety Education
  • Physical Aspects of Industrial Safety
  • Hazard Communication

Education and Certifications

  • PhD –Mathematics Education - Oklahoma University
  • MS –Safety Education - University of Central Oklahoma
  • BS –Chemical Engineering - Oklahoma University
  • BS –Chemistry - Oklahoma City University

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