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About Casey I. Canfield

Dr. Casey Canfield joined Missouri S&T as Assistant Professor in the department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering August 2018. She previously was a Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the Solar Energy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she built innovative programs to connect practitioners and experts.

She earned a Ph.D. in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Her graduate research used experiments and simulations to quantify human behavior and improve the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in cybersecurity and the energy industry. Dr. Canfield has published research related to risk analysis, consumer decision-making, engineering education, and citizen engagement. Her research interests include risk communication, human systems integration, decision support, automation and energy.
Investigator, Intelligent Systems Center
CREE Research Investigator
Executive Board, CSTS


March 2019 - Present Associate Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology
August 2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Present Executive Board, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS)
Present Research Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
2016 - 2018 Science and Technology Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy ‐ Solar Energy Technologies Office
August 2014 - December 2015 Survey Design Consultant, Program for Deliberative Democracy, Carnegie Mellon University
May 2010 - July 2011 Research Scientist/Engineer I, Shipboard Science Support Group, University of Washington ‐ Oceanography

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)
Present Member, Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM)
Present Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
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Honors and Awards

  • Finalist (top 5 of 12 teams), Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Policy Competition, 2015
  • Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Security and Defense Student Merit Award ($500 prize), 2015
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP) ($44,000/year), 2013-2016
  • John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship ($20,000), 2014-2015 Best Proposal (out of 5 teams), Dept. of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition, 2014
  • Best Student Presentation and 3rd Best Paper in First Year Programs Division, ASEE Meeting, 2009


2016 Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
2010 B.S. in Engineering: Systems, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Contact Information

223 Engineering Management
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409 



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