Dr. McCoy holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology specializing in Measurement and Statistics and is A.B.D. in Statistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Georgia. Dr. McCoy has worked at City Colleges of Chicago for nearly 20 years, including 18 years teaching mathematics as a full-time professor at Wilbur Wright College. He has served eight years as co-chair of Wright’s Math Department. He served briefly as the Executive Director of Academic Affairs at CCC’s District Office before joining Daley College andis currently a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Further, Dr. McCoy served many years as a faculty leader district-wide. He served three years as Vice President of Faculty Council of the City Colleges of Chicago (FCCCC), the governing faculty leadership committee for the district, and later was elected for two years as President of FCCCC. In 2009, Dr. McCoy initiated and spearheaded the revision of the FCCCC Constitution and the Proposed Academic Change (PAC) Form. The FCCCC Constitution had not been updated in 15 years, since its inception in 1994. He also led assessment initiatives at Wright College and served as Faculty Advisor for the Student Government Association and African American History Club. In 2011, Dr. McCoy was named Daley College Administrator of the Year.
Since his tenure at Richard J. Daley College, Dr. McCoy was instrumental in helping Daley College achieve a 10-year accreditation from HLC in 2011. Along with Daley’s President, Dr. Jose Aybar, Dr McCoy co-created the highly successful Developmental Education Initiative (formerly CASH-to-ROI) where success rates for program completers has ranged from 84% to 97%. He remains an active advisor for Daley's Student Government Association and advocate for learning and advancement.