Jack McCarthy

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Management


Dr. Jack McCarthy has joined the faculty at Babson College as a Senior Lecturer in Management beginning with the Fall 2018 term. Most recently, he was an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, where he taught courses on leadership, team dynamics and ethical decision-making in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. He was also the Director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University, a global cultural exchange and leadership development experience comprised of exceptional professionals from developing nations studying and working for a year in the US under the Fulbright initiative. In addition, he served as faculty director for the school’s core undergraduate Organizational Behavior course, which achieved significant grant funding in recognition of its many innovations in teaching and learning. He also served as the Director of the Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University, a research center and consortium on leadership development, from 2007 to 2017. A creative and dynamic teacher, he was awarded the school-wide 2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Questrom School of Business. Having taught for four summers in residence in China, he also received the 2009 and 2014 Faculty of the Year Award from the International MBA Cohort at Boston University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Business 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. With research interests in leadership, creativity, organizational change and global sustainability, his work has been published in leading journals and he is a frequent speaker and consultant in the US and abroad on global leadership and leading positive change. He recently participated in leadership development initiatives with NGO managers in Ethiopia, visited Israel on a faculty study tour on innovation, served as a visiting scholar at Dublin City University in Ireland, and taught MBA and executive courses in Beijing and Shanghai, China. With over fifteen years of industry experience in corporate finance as an analyst, manager and senior executive in operating divisions of several Fortune 100 companies prior to his career transition into academia, Dr. McCarthy draws heavily upon his real-world management and leadership experience in his teaching, research and consulting. He also served for 2016 to 2018 as President and Chairman of the Board for Captiva Cruises, Inc. a family-owned ecotourism business located on Captiva Island, Florida, dedicated to a mission and 30-year legacy of environmental education and conservation. Dr. McCarthy was a member of the Boston University Provost’s Arts Council and served on the School of Theatre’s Academic Outreach Committee to support and encourage creativity, innovation and the arts in management education and leadership development. He was a member of the faculty advisory boards of the Global Development Policy Center and the Human Resources Policy Institute at Boston University. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a DBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. 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.

Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Boston University
  • MBA, Babson College
  • BA, University of Massachusetts