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Pamela R. McCauley, PhD., CPE

  • Dean of School of Engineering
Media Expertise:
  • Engineering
  • Technology


  • PhD, Industrial Engineering (1993)
    University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • MS, Industrial Engineering (1991)
    University of Oklahoma (OK)
  • BS, Industrial Engineering (1988)
    University of Oklahoma (OK)

About Me

Nationally and internationally recognized expert in Ergonomics, Biomechanics, High-Consequence Disaster Management, Fuzzy Set Theory, and Engineering Leadership Research.Public and private industry leader, author, keynote speaker, mentor and teacher with a track record of success in both analytics and human factors in the field of industrial engineering. 

University leader as Dean of School of Engineering and previously Associate Dean in the Wilson College of Textiles at NCSU and Professor of Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  High-tech entrepreneur, STEM and DEI advocate and innovator, plus former Program Director at National Science Foundation (NSF). Former Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Successful and impactful experiences as a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State and ASEE Faculty Fellow with Kennedy Space Center. 

Media Expertise

  • Occupational Safety & Health
  • Ergonomics & Biomechanics
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Women in STEM
  • Minorities in STEM
  • Leadership


In the Media


  • Robert Buckley, Jr. '81 Presents "Rebuilding I-95: Twelve Days in June"

    Robert Buckley Jr. ’81, a School of Business Administration graduate, returned to the Chester campus to give a presentation on his role leading the I-95 rebuild. Buckley is president of Buckley & Company, Inc., the primary company that oversaw the record-setting rebuild of the collapsed interstate highway in the summer of 2023. Moderated by Engineering Dean Pamela McCauley, Buckley presented alongside Archie Filshill, CEO at Aero Aggregates of North America, whose company produced the ultra-lightweight aggregates that was used to fill the rebuild. The conversation recounted the hands-on contributions of Buckley & Company and the transformative power of collaboration between local industries and city, state, and federal government partners. 

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