McGarvey is an associate professor in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a joint appointment in the Truman School of Government and Public Affairs. He’s co-director in the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi), a coordinator of the PhD program in public affairs and winner of the 2018 Junior Faculty Excellence in Research Award from Mizzou Engineering.
And his research spans disciplines. McGarvey has studied diabetes management and renewable wood-based power generation. He’s helped assess the impact of urban agriculture on achieving localized food systems in Chicago. He evaluated disparities in access to obstetric services for American Indian women in Montana.