Kathryn Caggiano Ph.D. '98

Organization: School of Operations Research Information Engineering
Position: Associate Dean for M.Eng. Programs at Cornell Engineering
Professor of Practice

Kathryn Caggiano

Kathryn Caggiano is a Professor of Practice in the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering (ORIE).  She currently serves as Associate Dean for Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) Programs, overseeing all activities associated with M.Eng. student education and professional development in the College of Engineering. 

Professor Caggiano joined the ORIE faculty in 2007 and served as Director of the ORIE M.Eng. program from 2007 to 2023.  Under her leadership, the ORIE M.Eng. program was selected as a Finalist (2018 and 2012) and Semifinalist (2013) for the INFORMS UPS George D. Smith Prize, the field’s flagship award for outstanding practical preparation of students in OR and analytics.

Prior to Cornell, Professor Caggiano was a faculty member in the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Outside of academia, she has held positions with Price Waterhouse Management Consulting Services (now PwC) and PeopleSoft (now Oracle) in technology and supply chain consulting.