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Dr. Michelle Schaper

Adjunct Faculty
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Environmental Science and Management

Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4749


B.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Toxicology, University of Pittsburgh
Professional Background

Dr. Michelle Schaper is a toxicologist for the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Michelle works for the Directorate of Educational Policy and Development (EPD), and is involved in a variety of educational activities. She also provides technical and compliance assistance.

Michelle holds a B.S. in Chemistry (1976), an MSHyg in Industrial Hygiene (1981) and a Ph.D. in Toxicology (1984). After completing her Ph.D., Dr. Schaper remained in academia until 1997, and was an Associate Professor prior to joining MSHA. Michelle has expertise in inhalation toxicology, and is interested in the respiratory effects of airborne chemicals and in establishing safe exposure conditions for workers. Dr. Schaper is a full member of the Society of Toxicology (SOT).