Professor McCoy, z"l, served as Professor Emeritus of Speech at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. He taught at Ohio State University and at the University of Cincinnati prior to joining the HUC-JIR faculty. He was ordained by the Methodist Church, and served as pastor in a number of congregations. His specialty was modern public address and preaching, and the oral interpretation of religious literature. He passed away on March 16, 2017.