Dr. Tim McCartneyProfessor of Management
Whether in the classroom or as an international expert in mental health and organizational behavior, Timothy McCartney makes an impact on lives. The first Bahamian to get a doctoral degree in psychology, McCartney returned to his native country in 1967 to serve in the Ministry of Health, developing a variety of innovative mental health programs. This was just the beginning of decades of humanitarian and consulting work that has led to international recognition for his contributions to world health.
In 2002, McCartney was recognized as a “Health Hero” by the Pan American Organization of the United Nations. In Nassau, Bahamas, the Timothy McCartney Building at the Sandilands Rehabilitation Center houses the Ministry of Health's child guidance activities. His students and coworkers recognize McCartney's expertise; he was awarded the Huizenga School's Excellence in Teaching award in 1998 and again in 1999.
“I try to create an atmosphere of 'relaxed excitement' where students are not afraid to question, explore, share issues, and challenge the professor,” said McCartney. “As a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and organizational behavior consultant, my role changes from being a lecturer to facilitator to role-player and supporter.”