Rick Mulcahy joined the O’Neill School’s undergraduate advising team in August 2021. Previously, he served for seven years in the IUB Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, working as both an academic and scholarship program advisor. He is excited to work with O'Neill students and help them navigate their way to a meaningful and successful academic, professional, and personal college experience. Prior to coming to IUB in 2014, Mulcahy worked in advising, teaching, and student affairs positions at both the University of Hawaii, Manoa and at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received a BA in Biology from Colby College in Maine, a MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, and a PhD in International Communication from the University of Washington. He is a big advocate for overseas study programs based on his extensive travel experiences including a six-year stint teaching and living in Japan. He hopes to inspire his students to take advantage of overseas study opportunities during their time at O'Neill. While currently land locked, Mulcahy is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and loves being near the ocean and eating fresh seafood. He also a big fan of frozen water and enjoys playing and watching ice hockey. He lives in Bloomington with his wife, Annie, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, their three chihuahua-poodle mixed dogs, and a cat that thinks she is a dog.