Kevin McCarthy, PhD, is a data scientist who specializes in market research, predictive modeling, and business intelligence. Since 2012, he has been part of the institutional research team at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania, and currently serves as the director of analytics and decision support there. In this role, McCarthy provides critical analysis and data assets to campus leaders to manage enrollment, budgets, and program development. Prior to joining the office, he worked in undergraduate admissions at the university. Previously, he was a full-time analyst at two boutique consulting firms in Pittsburgh.
McCarthy earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, an MBA, and a master of public and international affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his doctorate in education at Slippery Rock University, where his dissertation focused on learning analytics.