Dr. Michael J. Caylor

Associate Director of Center for Technical Intelligence Studies, Research Assistant Professor

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Dr. Caylor holds an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics.  He has served CTISR since June 2017 where he oversees the center’s business operations and supports the research activities of center personnel. CTISR supports IC customers requiring technical solutions to defense and national security problems.

Prior to moving to CTISR, Dr. Caylor supported the AFIT research enterprise by serving as the Director of Sponsored Programs for almost 10 years. He led a staff of twelve professionals providing pre- and post-award support to 135 graduate school faculty. His team helped principal investigators develop & submit proposals and manage & execute over $25M in annual external funding for over 200 sponsored projects.

Prior to transitioning to civil service, Dr. Caylor served on active duty as an Air Force R&D officer from 1983 to 2007.  His last assignment on active duty was as the Associate Dean of the AFIT Graduate School.  His other assignments included Cape Canaveral, Air Force Academy, Phillips Laboratory, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Research Laboratory, and Air Force Space Command.


PhD, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1993

MS, Engineering Management, Florida Institute of Technology, 1985

MS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1983

BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1981

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