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Michael McCarthy

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Michael McCarthy


Michael joined the Education Collaboratory at Yale as a consultant. His research interests focus on the social and emotional development that occurs within families of children with intellectual disabilities, with attention on the emotional intelligence and functioning among neurotypical siblings. Other research interests include exploring inclusive higher education experiences of students with intellectual disabilities as well as international early childhood development and peacebuilding.

Prior to joining the Education Collaboratory, Michael worked for the Early Childhood Peace Consortium; the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; the Motivation, Emotion, Disability, and Inclusion (MEDIL) Lab at the University of Rochester; and the Center for Disability and Education at the University of Rochester, as well as at the Yale Child Study Center. His research interests have brought him to South America, East Africa, and the Middle East. He also spent several summers at the Wakeman Boys and Girls Club developing and teaching an interactive summer learning experience to elementary and middle school students.

Michael McCarthy is a Ph.D. candidate and a Scandling Scholar in teaching and curriculum at the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education and Human Development. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut in history with a minor in human rights in 2010. He also graduated from the University of Bridgeport’s master’s program in global development and peace in 2013.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Rochester, Warner School of Education and Human Development, Teaching and Curriculum
  • MA
    University of Bridgeport, Global Development and Peace
  • BA
    University of Connecticut, History

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