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Oliver McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., CFRM, AFWCI

With over 10 years of experience in engineering and public policy sectors, we have diverse solutions for all of your consultancy requirements. Here are some highlights of our previous activities:
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)
"Future of African-American Men and Boys" by Oliver McGee, Ph.D., M.B.A., CFRM, AFWCI on Amazon Books

“Future of African-American Men and Boys” by Oliver McGee, Ph.D., M.B.A., CFRM, AFWCI on Amazon Books

The University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center hosted a Diversity and Inclusion Symposium Thursday, October 23, 2014, at noon in Procter Hall, Room 103. Oliver McGee III, PhD, presented “Why Diversity Matters in Health Care.”


Transportation Decision Making – Policy Architecture for the 21st Century, The Changing Face of Transportation 


Transportation Decision Making – Policy Architecture for the 21st Century (2000-2025)

Transportation Policy Architecture

National Transportation, Trends & Choices (1975-2000)


The Changing Face of Transportation (2000)


Our leadership in this effort resulted in the teams of federal government career staff receiving the 2000 U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s Partnership for Excellence Award – the second highest award within the federal department. This award recognizes department-wide inter-modal teams/groups that have used partnership models to support one or more then-U.S. DOT strategic plan goals.

2015 Year of Transportation – Impact on the Economy and Quality of Life, January 15-16, 2015, Squire Patton-Boggs Law Firm, 2550 M St. N.W., Washington, DC 20037

Long-Term Transportation Funding: Imperative to U.S. Competitiveness and Leadership in the Global Marketplace, May 14, 2015, 10a-12 Noon, U.S. House of Representatives, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Room, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2165, Washington, DC, Aired on C-SPAN, Sponsored by the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, Squire Patton-Boggs Law Firm, 2550 M St. N.W., Washington, DC 20037


DISCLAIMER: No activities of Partnership Possibilities for America should be construed as involving the use of any university resources or imply any university endorsement.

Dr. Oliver McGee

Oliver G. McGee III, Ph.D., M.B.A., CFRM, AFWCI - Speaker, Professor, Researcher, Administrator, and Adviser to Governments, Corporations, and Philanthropy.

Dr. McGee brings a wide background of experience in providing the utmost in service for his clients and a quality education to his students. Dr. McGee served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at Ohio State University (2001-2005), the first African-American to hold that administrative position and a professorship at the school.

At Howard University, Dr. McGee functioned as Vice President for Research and Compliance (2007-2008), and has maintained his role as Professor of Mechanical Engineering since 2007.

McGee is former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy (1999-2001) in the Clinton Administration, and former senior policy adviser in the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1997-1999).

He has also served as Special Assistant to President Wayne G. Clough at the Georgia Institute of Technology (1997-2001) and Visiting Associate Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Gas Turbine Laboratory (1993), and was one of four inaugural appointments to the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professorship at MIT (1995-1997).

Oliver McGee studied at Ohio State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. He earned a Master's in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona, where he later returned to earn a Ph.D., 1988 in Engineering Mechanics with a minor in Aerospace Engineering.

Dr. McGee continued his education by graduating from Wharton's Advanced Management Program (AMP36), as well as, earning the Certificate of Professional Development (C.P.D., 2001) in business administration and finance at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, Dr. McGee received an Masters in Business Administration and Finance (M.B.A., 2004) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

He also earned the Certificate of Fund Raising Management (CFRM, 2013) from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. McGee is also an Associate Fellow of the World Certification Institute (AFWCI, 2013).

In addition to his academic work, Dr. McGee leads Partnership Possibilities for America, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C. The group has worked with high-profile clients in both the private and public sectors, including several in the Fortune 500. Through his company, Dr. McGee has given many speeches at outreach and engagement events, as well as seminars for such clients as NASA, MIT, University of Cincinnati, and George Washington University. Dedicated to helping his clients' projects succeed, Dr. McGee supplements his speaking engagements with numerous pertinent books and publications he has authored. His services and written works may be requested at

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