• Phone: 617-358-3318
  • E-Mail:  jackmc@bu.edu
  • Office: 552
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Address: Boston University School of Management
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

Profile Summary

Dr. Jack McCarthy is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the School of Management at Boston University, where he also serves as the Director of the Executive Development Roundtable, a major consortium and research center on leadership. His research interests are in leadership, organizational change and global sustainability, and he teaches courses on leadership and organizational behavior in the undergraduate, MBA, international and executive programs. Additionally, he designs and leads a year-long seminar series on leadership for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University, comprised of mid-career professionals and scholars from developing nations studying in the United States. He also serves as the Faculty Director for the universityís 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. With over fifteen years in corporate finance in several large 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 universityís urban campus in Manchester, NH and was the recipient of the college-wide 2005 Teaching Excellence Award. Having taught for three summers in residence in China, he received the 2009 Faculty of the Year Award from the International MBA Cohort at Boston University. In addition, he was selected to deliver the 2011 Faculty Address for the School of Managementís Convocation Ceremony for its Bachelorís degree candidates as part of Boston Universityís 138th Commencement Exercises. Most recently, Dr. McCarthy received the 2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Boston University School of Management, the schoolís highest honor for teaching.

In addition to a DBA in Organizational Behavior from the Graduate School of Management 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, Jack is an avid Boston sports fan and still plays competitive ice hockey, although at an increasingly less competitive pace.

  • Education Open or Close

    DBA, Boston University School of Management, Organizational Behavior, 2002.

    MBA, Babson College, Finance, 1981.

    BA, University of Massacusetts at Amherst, Economics, 1979.

  • Current CoursesOpen or Close

    GSM MG790 C1 Ethical Leadership in a Global Economy

    SMG OB221 A1 The Dynamics of Leading Organizations

  • PublicationsOpen or Close

    Other Publications:

      McCarthy, J. F., Deacon Carr, S., Deacon, S., (2012). Sustaining a Learning Community: Creative Collaboration and Dynamic Learning in Action. (1, 39, ).: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference for Management Educators.


  • Research PresentationsOpen or Close

    Invited Lectures:

      McCarthy, J., (Panelist), Boston University Arts Initiative, CEIT Workshop Panel, Bringing Arts into the Non-Arts Disciplines, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, Boston, MA. (November 12, 2013).

      McCarthy, J., (Presenter and Author), Dublin City University MBA Program Closing Reception, The Leadership Challenge: Thriving in a Turbulent World, Dublin City University, Croke Park Executive Center, Dublin, Ireland. (June 29, 2012).

    Accepted Lectures:

      McCarthy, J., (Presenter & Author), McCarthy, J., (Presenter & Author), School of Management Annual Teaching Day, Creatively Engaging Students (and Faculty) through Enhanced Use of Film and Digital Media, Boston University School of Management, Boston, MA. (May 2, 2013).

      McCarthy, J., (Author Only), Deacon, S., (Author Only), Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference OBTC 2013, Making Movie Magic: The creation and use of video, digital media and short films to enhance learning in the management curriculum, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Asheville, NC. (June 6, 2013).

      Baird, L., (Author Only), McCarthy, J., (Presenter and Author), Griffin, D., (Author Only), International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management 2012 World Congress, Implementing a Dynamic and Integrated Learning Curriculum, IFSAM 2012, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. (June 27, 2012).

      McCarthy, J., (Presenter and Author), Deacon, S., (Presenter and Author), 2012 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Sustaining a Learning Community: Creative Collaboration and Dynamic Learning in Action, OBTC 2012, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. (June 22, 2012).

  • General ServiceOpen or Close

    Service to the School:

      International, Boston University, Committee Member, Boston University Arts Council. (June 1, 2013 - Present).
      Serve as a member of the Provost's Arts Council to provide broad leadership to ensure that the creative arts are deeply embedded into the cultural and intellectual fabric of the university.


      National, Boston University, Other Role, BU College of Fine Arts. (2014 - October 24, 2013).
      Served as moderator and facilitator for meeting of the College of Fine Arts Dean's Advisory Board.


      Regional, School of Management, Professional Evening MBA Program, Orientation. (2014 - January 14, 2013).
      Provided teaching demonstration of case method for incoming MBA students as part of the 2013 PEMA Orientaion.


      International, Boston University, Member, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Advisory Board. (July 1, 2011 - Present).
      Serve on the Advisory Board of the university's Humphrey Fellowship program. Plan, organize and contribute to the mission and strategy of the organization.


      National, Boston University, Organizational Behavior Department, Committee Member, School of Theatre Academic Outreach Committee. (February 15, 2010 - Present).
      Serve as community member on the School of Theatre's Academic Outreach Committee.


      National, School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, Faculty Advisory Board, Human Resources Policy Institute. (September 15, 2009 - Present).
      Faculty advisor to research center.


      International, School of Management, Organizational Behavior Department, Faculty Director, Executive Development Roundtable. (August 1, 2007 - Present).
      Lead EDRT research center, manage staff, plan and coordinate meetings and research on leadership and executive development, recruit and foster membership, conduct strategic planning, and forge partnerships for future growth.


    Service to the Profession:

      International, Professional, Conference-Related, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. (January 1, 2013 - March 1, 2013).
      Served as reviewer for submissions to the 2013 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.


      International, Professional, Other Role, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. (January 1, 2012 - March 1, 2012).
      Serve as reviewer for submissions to the 2012 Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.


  • Awards and HonorsOpen or Close

    2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University School of Management, Teaching. (May 15, 2012).

    The Broderick Prize is the School's highest honor for teaching.


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