Faculty & Staff
John McGah, MSPA
- Lecturer in Public Affairs, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School
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John McGah, MSPA, is the founding executive director of Give US Your Poor, a national public education campaign to help end homelessness. A former senior research associate at UMass Boston’s Center for Social Policy and researcher at Abt Associates, he is the coauthor of numerous reports, articles, and presentations and an acknowledged expert on issues of homelessness. In 2002, McGah received an International Eisenhower Fellowship which allowed him to study homelessness in central and western Europe. He has worked closely with community leaders in Massachusetts and across the United States developing relationships with national homeless advocates; shelter directors and staff; business leaders, nationally known scholars; city, state and federal policy makers, funders, and homeless people.
In 2009, working for Interaction Associates, he spent a year in Mexico with his family co-directing a leadership development program for corporate and nonprofit leaders addressing sustainability. McGah has designed and delivered graduate courses in systems thinking. He has also taught a course on American government at the Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa in Mexico.