Dr. John McCarthy
Dr. John McCarthy comes to Kutztown University from his most recent position at the State University of New York at Oswego where he was Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment, where he coordinated preparations for National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and was a key participant in the university's Middle States accreditation preparations. Prior to this appointment, John served as the Director for the Office of Program Evaluation and Assessment at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of the New York Institute of Technology, where he was lead author and developer of an institutional (medical college) Longitudinal Student Learning Outcome Assessment Plan.
Dr. McCarthy is sensitive to the fact that institutions of higher learning have come under increasing pressure to prove accountability and demonstrate institutional effectiveness and continually improve student learning. Therefore, Dr. McCarthy believes it is critical that the mechanisms we utilize to produce evidence-based outcomes are indeed meeting the institution's stated mission, objectives, and goals. Dr. McCarthy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Kutztown University's Associate Dean position in accreditation and compliance, outcomes assessment, curriculum development, strategic planning, and program evaluation.
John holds a doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education with certification in Program Evaluation, from the Margaret Warner Graduate School for Education, of the University of Rochester. He earned his Master of Science degree in Special Education and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from Mansfield University. A native Pennsylvanian, John still has family in the Mansfield, PA area and three (of four) adult children and a granddaughter in the York, PA area and his oldest son is residing in Seattle, WA. John is an avid motorcyclist.