Monica McCoy
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Monica McCoy

Professor of Psychology

Professor of Psychology and Chair of Psychology Department Monica McCoy

Contact

Email: monica.mccoy@converse.edu

Office: Kuhn 323

Phone: 864.596.9199

Degrees

BA, Grove City College

MS, Villanova University

PhD, University of Wyoming

Bio

Dr. McCoy’s training is in experimental psychology with an emphasis on developmental issues, and her research focuses on child abuse and neglect. She received her BA degree in psychology from Grove City College, her MS in experimental psychology from Villanova University, and her PhD in psychology with a concentration in development psychology and a minor in statistics from the University of Wyoming. Her current research deals with juror perceptions in cases of alleged child maltreatment, and measuring knowledge of child abuse laws among mandated reporters. She has recently published a textbook, Child Abuse and Neglect with the Psychology Press of the Taylor and Francis Group. She received the Kathryne Amelia Brown Award for excellence in teaching in 1999 and the O’Herron Award for faculty excellence in 2004. In 2009, Dr. McCoy was chosen for the South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, and in 2010 she was named the South Carolina Professor of the Year by CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.