Faculty Profiles

Jack McCarthy

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: Management

Bio

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

Publications

Journal Articles

  • McCarthy, J.F., , ., Carr, S.D. (2015). Igniting Passion and Possibilities through the Arts: Conflict, Collaboration and Leadership through Live Stage Performances. Journal of Leadership Studies. Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 33-41. Wiley Press.
  • McCarthy, J.F. (2015). Introduction to the Symposium of Integrating the Arts into Leadership Studies. Journal of Leadership Studies. Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 30-32. Wiley Press.

Reports

  • McCarthy, J.F. (2016). Wealth, Poverty and Opportunity in the 21st Century: A Symposium on Financial Inclusion. Vol: 2016, Issue: 1, Page: 2. Center for Finance, Law and Policy at Boston University.

Conference Proceedings

  • McCarthy, J.F., Allen, C.D. (2017). Creative Leadership Development: Curating an Innovative Learning Community: Proceedings of the 44th Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Vol: 44, Issue: 1, Page: 8. Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
  • McCarthy, J.F., Ryan, E.L. (2017). Supermindfulness: Presence and Flexibility for Developing Creative and Resilient Leaders: Proceedings of the 44th Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Vol: 44, Issue: 1, Page: 7. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
  • McCarthy, J.F., Mendoza, G. (2015). Global Leadership in Crisis: An Ecosystem Mapping Exercise. Vol: 42, Issue: 1, Page: 13. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

Presentations

  • Learning from Leadership at All Levels: Life Events and Immersive Experiences. McCarthy, J. Deacon carr, S. Freeney, Y. Harney, B. Flood, P. Mchale, J. International Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland (2018)
  • Leading FOR the Future McCarthy, J. The Last Lecture: Honorary Faculty Lecture for the Graduating Class of 2018, Boston University, Boston, MA (2018)
  • Leading Today: How Great Leaders Manage People and Lead Change McCarthy, J. MetroWest Health Leadership Program, Framingham, MA (2018)
  • Leading for Creativity and Results under Stress, Uncertainty & Complexity McCarthy, J. National Conference for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC (2018)
  • Leading in Turbulent Times McCarthy, J. National Conference for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC (2018)
  • Mindfulness and Leadership: Presence and Flexibility for Developing Creativity and Resilience McCarthy, J. Ryan, E. Boston University Mid-Career Faculty Development Program, Boston, MA (2018)
  • Leadership in Turbulent Times: Developing Global Leaders McCarthy, J. Global Leadership Development Program, Lexington, MA (2017)
  • Leading in Turbulent Times: Leadership Vision, Philosophy & Principles McCarthy, J. Emerging Health Care Leaders Program, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Creative Leadership Development: Curating and Innovative Learning Community McCarthy, J. Allen, C. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference MOBTC 2017, Providence, RI (2017)
  • Supermindfulness: Presence and Flexibility for Developing Creative and Resilient Leaders McCarthy, J. Ryan, E. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference MOBTC 2017, Providence, RI (2017)
  • Leading Change in a Turbulent World McCarthy, J. Financial Services Learning and Development Innovations Summit, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Presence and Flexibility for Everyday Creativity McCarthy, J. Ryan, E. Arts and Ideas in Action: Arts + Business + Social Impact Symposium, Boston, MA (2016)
  • Powerful Music: Shaping a peaceful and sustainable future through The Nile Project McCarthy, J. Baird, L. European Group for Organization Studies EGOS 2016 Conference, Naples, Italy (2016)
  • A Quest for Global Leadership: Living and Leading in a Changed World. McCarthy, J. Leadership for a Sustainable World Conference, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland (2016)
  • Leading Positive Change in a Changing World McCarthy, J. Next Generation Management Executive Program, Dublin, Ireland (2016)
  • Back to the Future: The old and new realities of leadership in the 21st century McCarthy, J. Pharmacy Leadership Institute Annual Alumni Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2015)
  • Developing Global Leaders: Accelerating Intercultural Competence through Immersive Learning Experiences McCarthy, J. White, A. European Group for Organization Studies EGOS 2015, Athens, Greece (2015)
  • Global Leadership in Crisis: An Ecosystem Mapping Exercise McCarthy, J. Mendoza, G. Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference MOBTC 2015, La Verne, CA (2015)
  • Leadership at the Edge: Leading and Learning in Our Turbulent World McCarthy, J. Experiential Education in a Digital Age, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Real Leaders, Real Passion, Real Results McCarthy, J. Society for Asian Scientists and Engineers Northeast Regional Conference, Cambridge, MA (2015)
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