Ocean Springs, Mississippi
McCarthy is an accomplished leader. She possesses extensive knowledge and experience in information sciences and telecommunications development with applications in industry, military operations and education. She is the founder of Personal Computing Inc., her consulting firm that focuses on evaluations and independent research in information systems, computer technologies, and knowledge management. Her 22-year military career included Commander of various positions at the tactical and alliance level, such as the Commander of a Communication and Information Systems (CIS) Squadron for NATO. McCarthy has designed and implemented digital libraries, databases and computer-based training materials for graduate professional education. She is experienced in curriculum development instructional design, information
technology management and distance learning. Her recent work explores information systems, computer technologies and knowledge management in higher education. Internationally traveled, McCarthy has participated in CIS and community development projects: teaching and training in Saudi Arabia, Italy and Africa. Her recent experience and residence has been focused specifically in West Africa, where she has provided technical assistance in planning, monitoring and evaluating grass-root CIS projects. McCarthy holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles, a Master's of Science in Computer Technology from the University of Louisville, a Master's of International Security and Military Studies from Air University and a Doctorate in Information and Computing Science from NOVA Southeastern University.