The College of Southern Maryland 2015 Student Success Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference will continue with its theme of promoting student success and achievement.
"This conference is about change and how to transfer that concept of change into the institution and classroom. The focus is student success and achievement." - Ed Neelley, Smarthinking
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela McCauley
Dr. Pamela McCauley is a nationally recognized speaker, an award winning educator, and a full 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.
She was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in Engineering in the state of Oklahoma. From there, she went on to become a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at M.I.T. Today, she is a full professor of engineering and according to the National Science Foundation, one of only a handful of African American women in the nation to hold this title.
Dr. McCauley has received numerous awards (Engineer of the Year, The Distinguished Alumni Award, Engineering Educator of the Year, Fulbright Specialist Award and the Women Making a Difference Award, to name a few) in recognition of her professional accomplishments and community outreach efforts in the business, technology and education communities.
She is the author of Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications, and Technologies, a textbook that is used on college campuses around the world and is based on Dr. McCauley's almost two decades of teaching. She recently authored Transforming Your STEM Career Through Leadership and Innovation, a research-based book on successful leadership strategies and principles. Her personal story of facing adversity to pursue her educational goals is told in her book; "Winners Don't Quit... Today They Call Me Doctor."