Baruch College Provost James McCarthy Named as One of the Irish Education 100
New York, NY, December 15, 2011 – For the third consecutive year, Baruch College’s Provost James McCarthy has been recognized as a member of the Irish Education 100-- a power listing of significant education leaders of Irish heritage compiled by the Irish Voices newspaper. McCarthy was presented with the award on December 14 during a ceremony at the home of the Irish Consul General in New York City.
McCarthy is the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Baruch College. He joined Baruch in June 2007 from the University of New Hampshire where he was professor of health policy and management and dean of the School of Health and Human Services. Prior to his appointment there in 2001, McCarthy was the Heilbrunn Professor of Public Health and Director of the Heilbrunn Center for Population and Family Health at Columbia University for 13 years.
McCarthy has also taught in the Department of Community Health and General Practice at Trinity College in Dublin, and the Department of Population Dynamics and Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as director of the Hopkins Population Center for four years.
McCarthy’s main research interests are in demography and adolescent and reproductive health. His most recent book, with Nancy Riley, is Demography in the Age of the Postmodern.
McCarthy received a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross, a master’s from Indiana University, and a further master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton.