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Program: Business Ethics

The strength of my professional contributions is predicated on the integration of diversity, ethics, social justice, and critical thinking. Instructional experiences include curriculum development in the areas of communication, business ethics, spiritual-centeredness, diversity and inclusion, and leadership.


William C. McCoy Ed.D.

Dr. William C. McCoy is the director of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics (RIE) at Clemson University. The purpose of the Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics is to encourage discussion on campus, in business, and in the community about how ethical decision-making can be the basis of both personal and professional success. He recently developed Clemson’s First Annual Ethics Day last October.

Previously, Dr. McCoy was the Director of Ethics Education and Diversity Initiatives for the College of Business at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois. In his previous role, he advised a student ethics organization, and served as chair of the Interdepartmental Faculty for Ethics Committee and the BELIEF (Building Ethical Leaders using an Integrated Ethics Framework) Corporate Advisory Board. Dr. McCoy also served as the liaison between the College of Business and NIU’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. While at NIU, he was awarded the prestigious Supportive Professional Staff Presidential Award of service excellence and a certificate of university recognition for service excellence in 2014.

Dr. McCoy has a Bachelor degree in English (NIU), a Master’s degree in Continuing and Vocational Education (University of Wisconsin – Madison), and a Doctoral degree in Educational Administration (Edgewood College). He also has past experience servicing as Vice-President at the Center for Sight & Hearing a Non-Profit organization in Rockford, Illinois and Corporate experience as Manager of Management Development & Corporate Quality at Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. McCoy has a long history of serving in roles designed to help others. In the non-profit sector, he served as the Vice-President of the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford, Illinois – an organization designed to assist hearing and/or vision impaired individuals in the Northern Illinois/Southern Wisconsin region. In the corporate sector, he served as the Manager of Management Development and Corporate Quality for Wisconsin Physicians Service – one of the largest Medicare Part B providers in the nation. Dr. McCoy was also the first Managing Director for INROADS/Oklahoma, an organization that trains and develops minority talent and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.


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