Dr. James Casler Joins Space Studies Faculty
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Dr. James Casler is a new addition to the faculty of Space Studies. He came to Space Studies 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. 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 ten years directly involved in flight testing new aircraft and systems for the Marine Corps. Most recently,for 11 years he held various engineering and management positions with what has become Aerospace Group, Wyle Laboratories. For the past five 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. A student of space colonization since the mid-1980s, Casler did his doctoral research in human performance in space-based manufacturing settings and he will continue to investigate future industrial (mining and manufacturing) operations on the surfaces of the Moon and Mars.