The Boxser Diversity Initiative is honored to announce that Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy has agreed to join our Advisory Board. Dr. McCarthy has participated in our previous programs as a speaker: “The Language of Racism and Intolerance” and “The Rights of All: LGBTQ and Women’s Suffrage.”

Dr. McCarthy has taught at Harvard University since 1998, serving as the first openly gay faculty member at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and teaching the only course on LGBTQ matters. He is a beloved educator, having been twice listed among Harvard’s “Professors of the Year” by the university’s student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. Prof. McCarthy is also the recipient of the Manuel C. Carballo Award, the Kennedy School’s highest teaching honor. He has written six books and published numerous opinion pieces in national media, contributing greatly to scholarship and commentary on the history of politics and social movements. From 1997 to 2013, Dr. McCarthy organized hundreds of students to help rebuild Black churches destroyed by racist arson attacks throughout the United States.

For his work, Professor McCarthy was awarded the National Humanities Medal and appointed to President Barack Obama’s National LGBT Leadership Council, among many other honors.

With Dr. McCarthy’s enduring dedication to enlightening young minds and championing social justice, we are confident he will significantly bolster BDI’s mission of promoting and supporting diversity in Southwest Florida.

You can find more information on Professor McCarthy’s professional background on his university profile.