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About John J. McCarthy

My recent work has focused on Harmonic Serialism, a derivational version of Optimality Theory that appears to have several significant advantages over the parallel version.

Positions

July 2022 - Present Provost Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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2007 - Present Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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July 2017 - July 2022 Provost, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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July 2015 - July 2017 Senior Vice Provost, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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September 2012 - July 2017 Dean of the Graduate School, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Curriculum Vitae



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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Cognitive Science Society Fellow
  • 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
  • 2011 Linguistic Society of America Fellow
  • 2011 Masachusetts Academy of Sciences Fellow
  • 2005 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow
  • 1992 Guggenheim Fellow

Education

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January 1976 - May 1979 PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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September 1971 - June 1975 BA, Harvard University
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Contact Information

John J. McCarthy
Provost's Office
373 Whitmore
181 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9313
Voice: 413-545-6223

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