Dr. McQuillen graduated with B. S. degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University. He remained at Cornell and was awarded his MBA with a special emphasis in finance. After graduation he was hired by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a financial examiner in the Division of Corporate Finance. Called into the military in 1963, he served in the 7th Special Forces of the U.S. Army and saw temporary duty with the U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT). Upon release from the service, he continued his education at the University of Florida and received a Phd. in Finance and Economics.
Thereafter he had an active career in a number of universities both public and private in the United States and Asia. During that career he served as an assistant, associate and full professor receiving several awards for meritorious teaching.As an academic manager, he functioned as a department chair, director, dean and as the executive director of the Regents of the University system in the state of Idaho.Continued government service brought Dr. McQuillen back to Washington DC. where he was Chief Economist to the Minority and Deputy Staff Director of the U. S. Senate Committee on the Budget. As a researcher, Dr. McQuillen has published a number of journal articles in the fields of ethics, finance and management.
In private industry he co founded a successful chain of sporting goods stores in North and South Carolina. He maintains an active interest in athletics and has coached football and basketball at the high school level. In addition to consulting activities for the Department of Defense,the U.S. Senate and for private corporate clients, he continues his association with higher education teaching at the graduate level in ethics, management and finance.