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Sep 17, 2021 | Business, News

Longtime business professor presents Last Lecture on Sept. 29

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Dr. Kevin McCarthy, professor of business and economics and Collins-Dietrich Chair at Baker University, will deliver the Last Lecture, “Experience (and other) Matters,” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at Rice Auditorium. Masks are required. The event will also be livestreamed.

McCarthy joined the Baker faculty in 1993. As an undergraduate, he majored in mathematics and Spanish. His MBA focused on international business, and he earned a doctorate in business administration. All are from St. Louis University. In addition to Baker and St. Louis University, he has taught at Creighton University and Shippensburg University. In 2003 and 2008, he taught at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England, and he has traveled to China with students three times.

At Baker, McCarthy has been instrumental in initiating new programs. Since 2007, he has led the Baker Organizational Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program, in which students intensify their internship experience by interviewing managers, department heads, and CEOs to learn more about the organization. During a competition for cash awards, they make a formal presentation to a panel of professionals and alumni.

“I believe internships are transformative experiences for many students,” he said.

McCarthy was the founding faculty adviser for Eta Phi Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, a national honor society for students of business administration, and he has served on its board of directors for 14 years. His term as president ends in November.

Known for his ability to translate complex business analytics concepts into real-world application, McCarthy received the Jennie Howell Kopke and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2016. Also in 2016, he was honored with a Kansas Independent College Association’s Faculty of Distinction award.

During the Last Lecture, McCarthy will explore what matters, what we value, and how that is affected by experience.

“Experience is a powerful and tough teacher. The challenge is to create value from our many experiences,” he said. “I welcome the opportunity to share advice I once found, and still find, useful.”

The Last Lecture is free and open to the public as part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council.

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