Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D., J.D.Patrick McCarthy, Ph.D., J.D.


Areas of Expertise:
Organizational Diagnosis and Development, Team Building, and Legal Issues 

Dr. McCarthy has over 20 years of experience as an organizational/management consultant and has worked with a wide range of organizations in both the public and private sector. He has worked for the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Development (Morgantown, WV) and with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Office of Systems Innovation and their Personnel Research and Development Center (Washington, D.C.).

His areas of expertise include organizational performance diagnosis and development, leadership and managerial effectiveness, strategic planning, group facilitation, strategic planning, team-building, conflict resolution, organizational change and culture issues, motivation, work-family balance, and legal issues. Past clients include Proctor and Gamble, Union Carbide, Corning, State Farm, Pearl Drum Corporation, Tennessee Protection and Advocacy Incorporated, United Way, the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dr. McCarthy is also a Professor for the Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology Program at Middle Tennessee State University. He received his Ph.D. in I-O Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA in 1996, and his J.D. from the Nashville School of Law in 2008. He previously received an M.A. in experimental and applied behavior analysis from West Virginia University. His work has been published in leading academic and practitioner-oriented journals and has been presented at over 20 national and international conferences.

Additionally, Dr. McCarthy has served as an elected representative on the Murfreesboro City School Board and has chaired the school system's Community Advisory Council.