Associate Dean, Enrollment Management & Communications
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Phone: (313) 596-9407
Dean McCarthy joined Detroit Mercy Law as the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Communications in January 2015. With over 10 years of experience in law school enrollment management and student affairs, Dean McCarthy is a frequent contributor on law school admissions related topics at conferences and meetings and has served on the Law School Admissions Council Sub-Committee for Misconduct and Irregularities in the Admissions Process and the Investments Committee. Her professional experience includes serving as the Assistant then Associate Dean for Admission at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida; Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting at the University of St. Thomas School of Law-Minneapolis and Interim Law Financial Aid Administrator and Law Admissions Recruiter at Cleveland State University – Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Ohio. Dean McCarthy was nominated for the University of St. Thomas School of Law-Minneapolis "Living the Mission Award" in 2008 and was named "Staff Member of the Year" by the UST-Law Black Law Students Association in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Communications from Cleveland State University, a Master of Public Administration from Cleveland State University, Levin College of Urban Affairs, and a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.