Mary McGuire earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Washington (minoring in quantitative methods) and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.
She first worked as a part-time lecturer in the University of Washington Bothell's School of Business during the branch campus' first year of operation. As a consultant and owner of the Mary V. McGuire firm, she has worked with a variety of public and private sector organizations conducting marketing and policy research, including studies of employee opinions, customer needs, customer satisfaction, service quality, and public opinion.
Dr. McGuire is a member of the American Psychological Association and former chair of the Association’s Committee on Legal Issues.