James Casler, Ph.D., P.E.
Director ND Space Grant and ND NASA EPSCoR
Ph.D., 2000, Engineering, North Dakota State University
M.S., 1977, Aeronautical Systems, University of West Florida
M.B.A., 2006, Florida Institute of Technology
B.S., 1970, Engineering Physics, South Dakota State University
Jim Casler came to the Space Studies faculty in 2007 from private industry with over 25 years of practical experience in contributing to and leading large technical support organizations as well as engineering development organizations. Dr. Casler is an engineer by profession and training, registered to practice as an industrial engineer in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Maryland. He is also an experienced manager and practitioner with an interdisciplinary background, combining engineering and business.
He is a graduate of the Navy’s Test Pilot School and spent over 10 years directly involved in flight testing new aircraft and systems for the Marine Corps. For 11 years he held various engineering and management positions with what has become the Aerospace Group, Wyle Laboratories. For five of those years, he was the Senior Business Development Manager for Research and Development and was actively engaged in strategic planning and business development efforts oriented to new markets in aeronautical and aerospace research and development, primarily in the NASA engineering and technical services arena.
Dr. Casler did his doctoral research in human performance in space-based manufacturing settings and will continue to investigate future industrial, e.g., mining and manufacturing, operations on the surfaces of the Moon and Mars.
- Casler, J. (2014). "Revisiting NASA as a high reliability organization." Public Organization Review, 14(2), 229-244.
- Casler, J. G. (2012). "Organization of a notional lunar mining site." Journal of Space operations, 9(3).
- Casler, J. G. & Cook, J. R. (2003). "Work design and analysis for space-based manufacturing: a case analysis of initial design issues." Ergonomics 46(1- 3), 141-152.
- Casler, J. G. (1999). "An exploratory study of human diagnostic performance measurement: Implications for tasks performed in space-based manufacturing." Doctoral dissertation. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND.
- Casler, J. G. & Cook, J. R. (1999). "Cognitive performance in space and analogous environments." International journal of cognitive ergonomics 3(4) 351-372.
- Casler, J. G. (1997). "Management of research and development projects in small technical services companies." Project management journal, 28 (1) 19-24.
- Casler, J.; Cooney, T.; Hall, D.; Roe, A.; Whitacker, J. (1993). "Application of tiltrotor technology to U.S Coast Guard missions." Final Report. U. S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center.
- Casler, J. G. (1984). "Summary of helicopter performance flight test techniques (TM 83-1 TP)." Patuxent River, MD: Naval Air Test Center.
Please note: the video lectures are copyright protected.
They are for viewing only.