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McMullen, William

Core Faculty
Boston University
School of Undergraduate Studies
School Affiliation

School of Undergraduate Studies

Academic Focus

Psychology, critical thinking, research methods, scientific inquiry, information technology

Community Involvement

National Empowerment Center, Chairperson, Board of Directors

Institute for African-American E-Culture, Founding member

Courses Taught
  • PSY 310 Psychology of Learning
  • PSY 395 Psychology of Race
  • SCI 240 Scientific Inquiry
  • CTH 225 Foundations of Critical Thinking
  • EMC 319 Social Foundations of Education

Ph.D.  Boston University, Boston, MA, 1979, Clinical and Community Psychology

MA. Boston University, Boston, MA, 1976, Clinical and Community Psychology

B.A.  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1972, General Studies, cum laude


The advancement of the human spirit requires each of us to make a life-long commitment to enhancing our capacity, individually and collectively, for critical thinking.

Professional Experience
  • Former Interim Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Cambridge College
  • Former Director of Academic Technology, Cambridge College
  • Private Practice, individual and family psychotherapy
  • Consultation services regarding cross-cultural and trans-racial communications
Research & Publications

Building upon our understanding of the origins of the universe and all the matter it contains, I am currently researching the degree to which theories about the nature of matter can be used to understand human behavior and why culture arises and persists when humans interact with each other. It is my belief that principles of the “Standard Model” can lead to new insights into the duality (individual and group) human behavior and the societies we build.