At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, McShea currently works for both the Marketing Department and the Education Department.
An English Major by formal training, he has worked for the Museum since 1985, managing the an extensive educational loan program during his entire tenure, and directing the teacher workshop program between 1988 and 2004. He has been the Museum’s coordinator for collaborative education projects with both the Wildlife Conservation Society (Bronx Zoo), and World Wildlife Fund, and has collaborated with fellow educators at organizations throughout western Pennsylvania to plan and present teacher workshops.
His professional service includes serving as a grant proposal field reviewer for the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and organizing a teacher workshop as part of the 2010 International Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. McShea’s volunteer contributions include ten years of service on the Steering Council of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Math & Science Collaborative, and nine years of service on the Board of Directors of the Allegheny Land Trust (www.AlleghenyLandTrust.org) including terms as Secretary and Vice President for Stewardship.
In 2020 he was recognized with a Hermes Creative Award for blog writing.