- BA, History, Wesleyan University
- MLitt, English, Edinburgh University
- PhD, English, University of Oregon
Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy is the Director of Environmental Humanities at the University of Utah. He has been a Fulbright fellow, a Mellon Fellow to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and he has held research fellowships to the National Humanities Center, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University. He has written many academic articles and book chapters as well as multiple essays for climbing magazines. His books include Contact: Mountain Climbing and Environmental Thinking (University of Nevada Press, 2008) Green Modernism: Nature and the English Novel, 1900-1930 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Conrad & Nature: New Essays (Routledge, 2019).