Caitlin O'Grady joined the University of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation in 2011 as the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation Education. She received a B.A. with Honors in Art History with minors in Chemistry and Economics from Case Western Reserve University (magna cum laude), a M.A. in Art History and Advanced Certificate in Conservation from New York University, and, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona. As both conservator and conservation scientist, she specializes in the preservation and analysis of archaeological materials – in particular – ceramics, wall paintings and metals. Other research interests include the conservation and documentation of cemeteries, disaster response and the use and interpretation of non-destructive analytical technologies.