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Eric McNulty

praise for Eric McNulty

“Eric is a rare talent: equal parts visionary, story teller, thought leader, and teacher…. But what truly sets Eric apart is his ability to communicate as a speaker. If your organization is searching for an authority on the topic of leadership, then you must bring Eric in to speak.”  

— Managing Director, Nexus Global Advisors

Eric J. McNulty holds an appointment as Director of Research and Professional Programs and Program Faculty at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. His work centers on leadership in high stakes, high stress situations, particularly for professionals in crisis preparedness and response. He is currently working on a book based on meta-leadership, the core leadership framework of the NPLI curriculum.

McNulty is the principal author of the NPLI’s case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response Hurricane Sandy and the professional/political interface in the Deepwater Horizon response drawing upon his firsthand research as well as extensive interviews with leaders involved in the responses. He has also researched and written on the H1N1 pandemic response and the domestic response to Ebola in 2014-2015. He develops curricula and teaches in several graduate level and executive education leadership programs in his position as Instructor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School. He has adapted curricula for and taught crisis leadership programs in North and South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He also lectures regularly in a business continuity executive education program at M.I.T.

He is the co-author, along with Dr. Leonard Marcus and Dr. Barry Dorn, of the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is co-author of a chapter on meta-leadership in the McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook (2012) and many articles on leadership, decision-making, and negotiation.

McNulty holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (with honors) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master’s degree in Leadership from Lesley University.