An ergonomics and biomechanics expert, Dr. McCauley has more than 20 years experience as a researcher, practitioner, consultant and professor in human factors, biomechanics, and ergonomics research applications. Serving as an industry liaison, she assists companies concerned with ergonomics and safety in the workplace. Her ongoing research at the University of Central Florida includes ergonomics, safety, fuzzy set theory and artificial intelligence, particularly in human factors. As president of T-STEM Inc., Dr. McCauley spearheads STEM education, leadership, diversity and innovation in coordination with institutions around the globe. She served on the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, focusing on human factors in aeronautics. Dr. McCauley also served as Chief Technical Officer at Bush Enterprises/Tech Solutions, Inc., a company providing technical solutions for the U.S. Air Force, Army Research Laboratory, NASA and more.


  • Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)
  • PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1993
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1990
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1988
  • Author of more than 80 technical papers and multiple books, including: Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation, and the best-selling textbook Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications and Technologies


  • U.S. State Department, Jefferson Science Fellow, 2015 – 2016
  • Black Engineer of the Year Educational Leadership Award, 2015
  • U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program, Fulbright Specialist Award, New Zealand, 2012
  • Florida Engineering Society, Engineer of the Year, 2007
  • Society of Women Engineers, Engineering Educator of the Year, 2006
  • University of Oklahoma, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004
  • NASA Research Fellow, 1997
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Diversity Advocacy Board, Executive Board Member
  • National Executive Advisory Board of the Association of Women In Science, 2015–2016
  • University of Oklahoma College of Engineering Minority Engineering Advisory Board
  • National Center for Simulation, Board Member
  • Women of Color Advisory Board
  • Journal of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic and Science, Editorial Board Member
  • Florida Research Consortium Community Service, Board Member
  • National Society of Black Engineers, UCF Chapter, Faculty Advisor
  • Society of Women Engineers, Faculty Co-Advisor
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Member

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