A. John McSweeny
Position title: Professor Emeritus
University of Toledo
A. John McSweeny, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurology at the University of Toledo in Ohio. McSweeny has been a faculty member at Northwestern University, West Virginia University, the Medical College of Ohio and the University of Toledo (UT) for a total of 42 years His primary clinical, educational and research interests have concerned the cognitive aspects of degenerative brain diseases. After graduation from law school and admission to the Ohio Bar in 2010 Dr. McSweeny turned his attention to issues in Healthcare Law and Elder Law, including Civil Capacity, and co-chaired an effort to develop interdisciplinary educational programs in law and medicine, including a JD/MD joint degree program, at UT. Dr. McSweeny retired from the University of Toledo in 2016 after serving as the Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology for three years but returned in 2019 to develop and lead an externship program for clinical psychology graduate students. He continues to see patients in the Neuropsychology Laboratory at the UT Medical Center on a part-time basis and also has a private practice providing consultation on Psycho-legal and Medico-legal issues to attorneys.
McSweeny holds a BA in Psychology, with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA and PhD from Northern Illinois University, a JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, and a Certificate in Elder Law from the University of Toledo. He is married to Marilee Erickson whom he met at a UW Sigma Phi beer supper in November 1967. They have two children, Andrew and Patrick, who work in IT fields. They have lived in Ottawa Hills, Ohio for the past 38 years.