Dr. McCormick currently serves as director of education at Unified Mindfulness.
In 1975, he received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz, where he was part of Dr. Elliot Aronson’s research team that examined cooperative approaches to reducing interracial conflict and academic performance problems in newly integrated school, and made Honors in Psychology, College Honors, and Thesis Honors. In 1985, he received a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
As a pioneer in the fields of workplace mindfulness, critical management studies, and spirituality in the workplace, Dr. McCormick co-conducted, with Dr. Jeremy Hunter, the first peer-reviewed research on mindfulness in the workplace. He has published more than thirty journal articles and book chapters.
Dr. McCormick began his meditation practice in the early 1970s, studied mindfulness meditation with Stephen Levine in the late 1970s, and began studying mindfulness meditation with Shinzen Young in 1985. He taught in the Ph.D. Program in Organizational Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology and then joined the liberal studies faculty at Antioch University, where he taught Psychology of Religion. In 1991, he began teaching about mindfulness and continued this pursuit while serving as a professor at the business schools of the University of Redlands and California State University–Northridge.
Dr. McCormick was awarded by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for his work in the White House Department of Organization Development and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a consultant, researcher, and instructional designer for Mercedes Benz, American Red Cross National Headquarters, Kaiser Permanente, and AIDS Project Los Angeles. As a community organizer, he co-created an activist organization that advocated for psychiatric patients’ rights and was appointed to the Santa Cruz County Mental Health Advisory Board.
Dr. McCormick cares deeply about teaching and has a strong interest in teaching methods that are supported by scientific research. He is particularly excited about using scientifically supported teaching methods in the Unified Mindfulness programs.
January 19, 2010–May 24, 2010. “Spring 2010 Probationary Faculty Support Program,” sponsored by California State University Northridge, California State University, Northridge, 3 Units Release Time.
2009. “IBM and Germany” was identified as one of the top ten articles in the Organization Management Journal in the previous 5 years.
July 1, 2008–June 26, 2009. “Judge Julian Beck Learning-Centered Instructional Projects,” Sponsored by California State University Northridge, California State University, Northridge.
2006. University of Redlands Centennial Award for University Educator; Nominee.
2004. University of Redlands School of Business Excellence in Teaching Award.; Nominee.
2003. University of Redlands Teaching Award; Nominee.
2002. University of Redlands Teaching Award; Nominee.
2001. University of Redlands Teaching Award; Nominee.
2004. University of Redlands School of Business Research Grant.
2003. University of Redlands School of Business Research Grant.
2002. University of Redlands School of Business Research Grant.
2001. University of Redlands School of Business Research Grant.
Reprinted (1995) in slightly abridged form in Spirit at Work, 2(1), 1–3.
Reprinted (1995). in LATICE: Learning And Teaching In College Environments, 5(2), 1, 2, 5.
Reprinted (1995). in abridged form in MED: The Newsletter of the Management Education Division of the Academy of Management, 21(3), 6.
Reprinted (1993). in Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) News.
Reprinted (1993). in Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) News,(16)1.
Reprinted (1994) in Louis B. Barnes, Abby J. Hansen, Carl Roland Christensen (Eds.), Teaching and the Case Method: Text, Cases, and Readings (pp. 194–198) Harvard Business School Press.
Reprinted as a Harvard Business School Case. Case #8-386-025
Excerpted (1991) in The Teaching Professor, 5(4).
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Academy of Management. Local Arrangements Committee, Member. For Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2008. Anaheim, CA.
Editorial Board, Research in Management Education and Development. 2007–present.
Academy of Management. Chair, Program Session. The Science of Workplace Spirituality: Science and Spirituality. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2005. Honolulu, HI.
Advisory Board, Western Organization Management Teaching Conference (WOMTC), 2002–present.
Academy of Management. Representative at Large. Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Special Interest Group, 2002-3, 2003-4, 2004-5. Analyzed data and wrote part of the MSR 2003 Self Study for the Academy.
Editorial Board, Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion (JMSR), 2004–present.
McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Publishers, Ad hoc reviewer, Organizational Change. 2005.
Journal of Management Education, Reviewer. 2000 to present.
Academy of Management, Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Interest Group, Reviewer. 2002 to present.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Facilitator. All Academy Session. Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Special Interest Group, 2003.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Discussant. Organization Development and Change Division, 2003.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Session Chair. Management, Spirituality and Religion (MSR) Special Interest Group, 2003.
Western Academy of Management 2003 Conference, Palm Springs, CA, Local Arrangements Committee. 2003.
Academy of Management, Academy Arts, Reviewer. 2003.
Academy of Management, Organizational Development and Change Division, Reviewer. 2003.
Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal. Reviewer. 2000.
Kluwer Publishers, Ad hoc reviewer, 1997.
Jossey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, Ad hoc reviewer, Management Series. 1995.
Unified Mindfulness LLC. Director of Education, 2016 to present.
California State University Northridge, College of Business and Economics. Assistant Professor, 2007 to 2013. Adjunct Faculty, 2006–7, Courses taught include MGT 454 Leadership, Power and Politics, MGT 667 Leadership, MGT 668 Mindfulness and Management of Self, MGT 458 Decision Making and Creativity, MGT 370 Developing Management Skills, MGT498 Management Internship, MGT 620 Behavior in Organizations, and BUS 302 The Gateway Experience.
University of Redlands, School of Business. Associate Professor, 1999–2006. Courses taught include Management and Organizational Behavior, Leadership in Organizations, Managing and Leading Organizations, Management Ethics in a Global Environment, Management of Self, Team and Group Dynamics, Psychology and Religion, Organization and Management Theory, Spirituality and Religion in the Workplace, Organization Theory, Managing Change, Communication and Conflict in Organizations, and Integrated Seminar: Leadership and Teams.
Antioch University Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Associate Professor. 1987–1998. Courses taught include Principles of Management, Managerial Psychology, Strategic Planning, Academic Planning, Educational Foundations, Spirituality in the Workplace, Socially Responsible Business, Business and Ecology, and Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace.
California School of Professional Psychology, Ph.D. Program in Organizational Psychology. Adjunct Faculty. 1985–1987. Courses taught include Organizational Diagnosis, Organizational Behavior, and Group Development Lab.
University of Southern California, School of Business. Adjunct Lecturer. 1986–1987. Courses taught include MBA & Undergraduate. Organizational Behavior.
National University, MBA & Undergraduate. Adjunct Faculty. 1986–1987. Courses taught include Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Values in Human Behavior, and Social Issues in Business.
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management. Adjunct Instructor, Management of Self (undergraduate), 1984. Teaching Assistant and Facilitator, Master of Science in Organizational Development and Administration program, l982, l983. Teaching Assis