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Caitlin Grady

by rjp218 Mar 26, 2020
Caitlin Grady

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute

217 Sackett Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office Phone: (814) 865-9434


  1. PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
  2. MEng, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
  3. BA, Humanities, Science, and the Environment, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


As of August 2017, Dr. Caitlin Grady will be joining Penn State as an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and a research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute. Dr. Grady is currently an analyst for US Department of State working on international environmental policy in the areas of transboundary chemicals, waste, and air pollution. 

Prior to joining the Department of State, Dr. Grady completed a Women’s Policy Inc. Fellowship and served as a Legislative Assistant managing water, food, and energy policy issues for Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04). She received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and her master’s and doctoral degree from Purdue University in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department and School of Civil Engineering, respectively. She supported her doctoral research through multiple fellowships and grants including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Borlaug Global Food Security Research Fellowship. Dr. Grady’s research interests revolve around the transdisciplinary nature of water resources, particularly within the water, energy, and food security international development community.