Dr. Jack McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, where he also serves as the Director of the Executive Development Roundtable, a major consortium and research center on leadership. His expertise and research interests are in leadership, creativity, organizational change and global sustainability, and he teaches courses on leadership and organizational behavior in the undergraduate, MBA, international and executive programs. A dynamic and innovative teacher, he was awarded the 2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He was also selected to deliver the 2011 Faculty Address for the Questrom School's Convocation Ceremony for its Bachelor’s degree candidates as part of Boston University’s 138th Commencement Exercises.
Additionally, Dr. McCarthy serves as the Director of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University, comprised of mid-career professionals and scholars from developing nations studying for a year of leadership development and cultural immersion in the United States. He also serves as the Faculty Director for the university’s core undergraduate Organizational Behavior course. His work has been published in leading journals and he is a frequent speaker on leadership at academic and professional conferences in the US and abroad. He recently served as a Visiting Scholar at Dublin City University in Ireland and worked with NGO managers in Ethiopia to support the development of global leaders. With over fifteen years in corporate finance in several Fortune 100 firms as a financial analyst, manager, and senior executive prior to his career transition into academia, Dr. McCarthy draws heavily upon his real-world management and leadership experience in his teaching and research. He also serves as a leadership development consultant for executives and senior management teams in various industries. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, where he launched and led the undergraduate business program at the university’s urban campus in Manchester, NH and was the recipient of the college-wide 2005 Teaching Excellence Award. Having taught for four summers in residence in China, he received the 2009 Faculty of the Year Award from the International MBA Cohort at Boston University. He is a member of the Boston University Provost's Arts Council to support and promote creativity and the arts in the community as well as in management and leadership development.
In addition to a DBA in Organizational Behavior from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, he received an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Babson College, and a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A native Bostonian, and an alumnus of The Boston Latin School, Dr. McCarthy is an avid Boston sports fan and still plays competitive ice hockey, although at an increasingly less competitive pace.
DBA, Boston University School of Management, Organizational Behavior, 2002.
MBA, Babson College, Finance, 1981.
BA, University of Massacusetts at Amherst, Economics, 1979.
SMG OB221 A1
The Dynamics of Leading Organizations
Enhancement and Redesign of OB221, Redesigning the Undergraduate Learning Experience (RULE). (April 1, 2010 - Present).
Innovations in Learning and Teaching: The Dynamic Large Lecture Course, Digital Learning Initiative. (July 1, 2015 - Present).
RULE: Redesigning the Undergraduate Learning Experience. (December 1, 2010 - Present).
Integrating Liberal Arts,Globalization, Advanced Technology and Virtual Capability into the Undergraduate Curriculum, Boston University. (January 1, 2014 - December 30, 2015).
Served as faculty advisor for MBA Link Day 2015, working with MBA students and a local nonprofit organization in a consulting project.
McCarthy, J. Journal of Leadership Studies, Symposium on the Arts, Special Issue Editor, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (April 1, 2014 - May 31, 2015).
Serve as guest editor for Symposium on the use of the integration of the arts in leadership studies. Design and develop symposium, research and solicit authors, review and edit submissions.
Director, Hubert H. Humphrey Program at Boston University. (July 1, 2015 - Present).
Serve as executive director and administrative leader for the university’s Humphrey Fellowship program, comprised of exceptional mid-career and young professionals who come to the US for a year of non-degree post-graduate study, leadership development, professional placement, and cultural immersion. Administered by the Institute of International Education under the Fulbright Program of the US Department of State, Humphrey Fellows are competitively selected and assigned to one of fifteen participating universities across the US, including Boston University.
Design and teach university courses, conduct research, provide university service.
Lead research center, conduct meetings and research, hire and manage center staff.
Served as a visiting faculty member at the Dublin City University Business School as part of 2014 sabbatical.
Served as a visiting scholar at the Center of Creative Leadership's African headquarter office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as part of 2014 sabbatical.
Faculty Excellence Award, Boston University International MBA Students, Teaching. (May 15, 2014).
Received award for teaching excellence by the International MBA student cohort.
The Broderick Prize is the School's highest honor for teaching.