Dr. Pamela McCauley is an ergonomics and biomechanics expert, a popular keynote speaker, and a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida where she leads the Human Factors in Disaster Management Research Team and serves as Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory. 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 internationally acclaimed ergonomics textbook, Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications and Technologies. Many of her leadership, diversity, innovation and STEM education related talks draw from her research-based book Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation: Inspiration and Strategies for Women as well as her personal story; Winners Don’t Quit . . . Today They Call Me Doctor.
Dr. McCauley has received numerous awards in recognition of her professional accomplishments including the prestigious 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Educational Leadership Award and a 2012 Fulbright Specialist Scholar award. Her research focus includes ergonomics of disaster management, development of artificial intelligence models using fuzzy set theory and, most recently, The Critical Global Ergonomics of Treating Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases.