Dr. James W. McCauley was sworn in on July 1 at the Harford County Court House as a new member of the Harford Community College Board of Trustees, serving as representative for District F.
Dr. McCauley earned
a B.S. in geology from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana, and an M.S. in
mineralogy and Ph.D. in solid state science (crystallography) from The
Pennsylvania State University. In
addition, he completed an Executive MBA program at Northeastern University.
Until his retirement
in May 2013, Dr. McCauley was senior research engineer (ST) in ceramics (Chief
Scientist in Materials) at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL); he is now
in an emeritus/guest researcher position at ARL. He also was the cooperative agreement manager
of the metals and ceramics Materials Centers of Excellence at Johns Hopkins,
Rutgers, and Penn State Universities for 17 years.
Prior to his work at
ARL, Dr. McCauley served as dean (SUNY Unit Head/President) and professor of
ceramic engineering of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred
University, where he managed the Engineering School, Visual Fine Arts School,
and Scholes Library of Ceramics. He was
employed at the Army Materials Technology Laboratory for 22 years, serving as
founding chief of the Materials Characterization Division and Materials Science
Branch, and as Liaison Scientist, Army Research Office, in Tokyo. He was also an adjunct professor at Boston
He is the author or
co-author of 130 open literature publications and 63 Government reports;
presented 331 oral presentations, including many plenary presentations; is the
editor/co-editor of 12 books; and holds five patents.
His awards and
recognition include two Army Research and Development awards, the 2007 Senior
Scientific-Professional (ST) Employee Presidential Rank Award and the Army’s
Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. McCauley
is a Past President, Fellow and Distinguished Life Member of the American
Ceramic Society. He was the co-founder
of the International Journal of Applied
Over the years, he has served on multiple boards and committees and has been active in the community.