PhD Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 1973
MS Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University, 1971
BS Criminal Justice/Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1969
Fellow American College of Forensic Examiners, 1996
Law enforcement, crime prevention, security, public policy
Dr. McCauley is a former police officer, regional manager of an international security firm, and a United States Marine. For nearly ten years he was a member of the faculties of the School of Justice Administration, National Crime Prevention Institute, and the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville. Dr. McCauley was appointed professor and chair of the Department of Criminology at IUP in 1982 and served in that capacity until 1987, at which time he was designated a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Australia. He has served as an advisor to three presidential/congressional committees. He prepared an Amicus Curiae Brief and a letter to Supreme Court of the United States, March 2007, in the matter of Timothy Scott v. Victor Harris, No.05-1631.
Currently, he is involved in research related to public and private crime prevention/security and civil rights matters that involve conduct by criminal justice practitioners that result in serious injuries or death of citizens while in custody. He is actively involved in departmental committees, doctoral student research, and teaches. He has published more than eighty papers, chapters, books, and reports. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.