Pamela McCauley (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E. Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a Professor and Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Disaster Management Research Team. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.She is
Pamela McCauley (formerly Bush), Ph.D., C.P.E.
Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, a Professor and Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Disaster Management Research Team. She previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She is the author of over 80 technical papers, book chapters, conference proceedings and the best-selling ergonomics textbook, Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications, and Technologies. Many of her leadership, diversity, innovation and STEM education related keynote talks draw from her research-based book; Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women, which examines the growing need for leadership and innovation in America, particularly among women and STEM professionals. To inspire students, particularly minorities and females, to consider careers in STEM, she authored, Winners Don’t Quit…Today they Call Me Doctor, in which she shares her challenging yet inspirational journey to engineering success despite financial, academic and personal difficulties.
Dr. McCauley is an award-winning educator often described as an “outstanding” professor and “enthusiastic” teacher. Her teaching efforts have resulted in the receipt of both the College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Teaching Incentive Program Award (TIP). She is also the recipient of the National 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Award for Educational Leadership and the Promotion of College-Level Education.
The U.S. State Department awarded Dr. McCauley the prestigious Jefferson Science Fellowship for the 2015-2016 term. Jefferson Science Fellowships are distinguished appointments to senior academics based on their stature, recognition, and experience in the national and international scientific or engineering communities, and their ability to rapidly and accurately understand scientific advancements outside their discipline area to effectively integrate this knowledge into U.S. Department of State/USAID policy discussions.
Dr. McCauley has the distinction of being a 2012 U.S. Fulbright Scholar Specialist Program Awardee for her US-New Zealand Human Engineering and Mobile Technology in High Consequence Emergency Management Research Program. Due to her extensive expertise in biomechanics, human factors, and ergonomic design, Dr. McCauley is a highly sought Certified Professional Ergonomist (C.P.E.) and Expert Witness.
Over the past twenty years, Dr. McCauley has held various leadership positions and has received numerous awards in recognition of her commitment, professional accomplishments and community outreach efforts in the business, technology, and education communities. She has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Oklahoma, the Engineer of the Year Award from the Florida Engineering Society, and has been recognized by the Society of Women Engineers as Engineering Educator of the year, and as the Millennium Woman of the Year by the Millennium Woman Foundation. Other honors include the Saturn/Glamour Magazine Women Making a Difference Award and MORE Magazine’s 2016 Woman With MORE Award.
Dr. McCauley was elected as Councilor to the National Executive Advisory Board of the Association of Women In Science (AWIS) for the 2015–2016 terms. She currently serves as Executive Board Member to the Diversity Advocacy Board at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and maintains board membership in several agencies including the Central Florida Boys Scouts, the University of Oklahoma Industrial Engineering Advisory Board and the University of Oklahoma, College of Engineering Minority Engineering Advisory Board.
You gave an incredibly inspiring and engaging presentation to women students that encouraged them to believe in themselves and pursue their personal, academic, and professional goals. Our women students enjoyed learning about the relationship between diversity and innovation and how their participation and input is needed to advance the STEM fields in the United States. The information you shared with our STEM Saturdays parents was very helpful and provided them with practical advice and tools they could use to help their children stay motivated and persist in the STEM disciplines. I also greatly appreciate the time you spent interacting with female students and parents following your two presentations.- Julia S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dr. McCauley’s advice to me has been spot on, her book is fantastic, and I have yet to see a person who attends one of her speaking engagements who does not leave with new perspective and enthusiasm for the roles of women in STEM.- Rachel H., PE
Professor McCauley knows how to energize a room!- Central Florida STEM Education Council
I attended the Innovative Leadership seminar at Stanford yesterday and I was very impressed with your accomplishments and the way you motivate today‘s young generation of innovators.- Roman Piszcz
Wow. You are amazing. You’ve impressed us in every way. So intelligent with style and grace. Court personnel were in awe.- Curtright C. Truitt, Attorney
It was a great opening by Dr. Pamela McCauley with her motivated, dynamic and passionate speech on “A Research Based Approach to Identifying Sustainable Ergonomics Practices for Healthcare Workers Treating Patients with Ebola on a Global Level”.- IEOM Conference, Orlando, Florida
Dr. McCauley provided positive reinforcement to our programme of encouraging our member organisations and in particular the chief executives to take ownership and to demonstrate leadership and actively support women engineers. Her speech was not only heartfelt but gave us courage in continuing our drive to strive for a gender neutral profession recognising that diversity in ethnicity and gender offers improvement to business performance.- Elena Trout, A member of the IPENZ governing Board and IPENZ Women in Engineering Oversight Body
I had the privilege of hearing you give the keynote address at the Upward Bound STEM Academy’s award luncheon at Penn State. Your speech was amazing and I know you inspired many of the kids in the room. I was nodding along because my mentors have told me many of the exact same things you were telling these students about finishing one degree and immediately starting another one, and more importantly, when you fall, get right back up and keep going. You were incredibly entertaining and an inspiration to many of us in the room. I’m sorry I could not express that clearly when I met you. Some of my students were crying and it made me cry with them so I was not able to articulate very much at all. You have a gift for speaking and it was an honor to be in your audience.- Stormy Stark
Dr. McCauley’s talk to the women’s group was very helpful in stimulating discussion about different types of mentoring, how to find necessary/desired support, and strategies for achieving desired work/life outcomes.- Dean for Research, Air Force Institute of Technology
STEM educator inspires Seaholm students: ‘We need you’
Professor McCauley hopes engineering, sciences become more diverse – The Oklahoman, July 26, 2015
UCF society calls for increase in women engineers
McCauley (Bush) Is Engineering Role Model
Professor McCauley (Bush) to Host the “Academy Awards” of STEM Speaking at Stanford University on Innovative Leadership: Inspiration and Strategies
Women’s Day consults Dr. McCauley (Bush) on how to work pain-free in your office
UCF Central Florida Future Profiles Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush): Her Mission to Increase Women in STEM
Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush) Chosen to be Grand Marshal at the 2013 University of Central Florida Commencement Ceremony
UCF Professor Inspires and Empowers Orlando Leaders
UCF Engineering Professor Pamela McCauley (Bush) Among Top Women in Technology Recognized by Connected World Magazine
Engineering Role Model Chosen to Emcee the 2014 eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational STEM Event in Leesburg, Va.
Dr. Pamela McCauley Asked to Comment on LEGO Figurines
Dr McCauley Speaks to Dayton Daily News on UCF Body Camera Study