McCartney has served as the university's top information technology administrator since July 2006.
From 1993 until 2004, McCartney served as associate dean and chief information officer at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
PhD Sociology and Anthropology from Purdue in 1996.
Received diplomas in advanced programming and systems analysis from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in 1982 and 1984, respectively.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1981 and 1982 from NUI Maynooth in Ireland.