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John McCrary

Academic Coordinator


Office Location

105-107 Forsyth Street
132B Nightingale Hall
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: John McCrary, 202 WVH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • MA, Tufts University
  • BA, Clemson University

What is your educational background?

I have a bachelor’s degree in economics from Clemson University and a master’s degree in philosophy from Tufts University. I worked as a teaching assistant at Tufts for two semesters, and I really enjoyed working with students and faculty.

What do you enjoy most or find most interesting about what you do?

I coordinate and oversee all administrative aspects of the Discrete Structures course (CS 1800). I supervise teaching assistants and recitations, help students resolve issues, and provide administrative support for the faculty who teach the course. One interesting thing about my job is that the course routinely has 500+ students, so I take on the challenge of efficiently administering the course.

What’s the most compelling thing to you about the research/work that goes on at the College?

Work in artificial intelligence fascinates me. The college’s work building human behavior models and virtual human systems—modelled on human behavioral data—is particularly interesting to me.