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Pamela McCauley

Senior Advisory Consultant

Dr. Pamela McCauley, PhD serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

Dr. McCauley currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at North Carolina State University. Pamela is an internationally recognized Industrial Engineering researcher in the development of mathematical models, ergonomics, biomechanics, and leadership in STEM. She is an energetic and impactful keynote speaker as well as an award-winning educator on a mission to empower others to succeed in STEM educational, career, and innovation goals and author of over 100 technical publications, an internationally-used ergonomics textbook, and several inspiring books on STEM leadership.

Prior to NC State, Pamela served as Professor and Director of the Ergonomics Laboratory in the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Central Florida. In addition, she previously held the position of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In addition to her academic leadership, Dr. McCauley is a seasoned entrepreneur, innovator, and expert witness. From January 2018 to June 2020, Dr. McCauley served as Program Director for the National Science Foundation, Computer Information Science and Engineering Directorate’s I-Corps Program.

Pamela McCauley
Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global higher education executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 44 offices in 33 countries worldwide. Our higher education executive search practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.