Dr. Tim Springer is President and Founder of the Human Environmental Research Organization - HERO, inc. A researcher, educator, author, entrepreneur and consultant, Tim is a recognized expert in measuring performance, ergonomics, behavior and the environment. For over 30 years Tim has assisted a wide variety of client organizations make their environments better places to be.
Throughout his career Tim has been fortunate enough to work with some of the leading experts in workplace research, ergonomics and design. In sixteen years of collaborating with Mike Brill and BOSTI, Tim played a key role in developing many innovative office concepts. Tim was part of BOSTI’s team that developed "Hotelling" - an alternative office strategy first successfully applied at Ernst & Young in Chicago. He worked with Mike Tatum and Alan Lauck on Andersen Consulting's Advanced Development Center in Dallas. He collaborated with Neils Diffrient on the ergonomics of a new office systems product. He's created a number methods and measures that have been adopted by other practicing professionals and continue in use today.
Tim is also committed to education and learning. He taught in both Business, and Psychology Departments at Illinois State University; served as Director of the Facilities Management program and the Center for International Facilities Research (CIFR) at Grand Valley State University; assisted the Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) steer their professional development cirricula for Facilties Management, Real Estate Management and Building Operations through the American Council on Education (ACE) accreditation process. As Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Human Environment and Design at Michigan State University he developed and led the graduate program in Facilities Design and Management. At North Dakota State University he taught courses as a Visiting Professor and evaluated the curricula of the undergraduate major in Facilities Design and Management.
Kreon Cyros of MIT (ret.) said Tim is "one of those rare individuals who have learned it, studied it, taught it and done it - he backs up his impressive credentials with real world experience and an innate ability to make complex things simple to understand."