Andrew McCoy named Preston and Catharine White Fellow
Andrew McCoy, associate professor and assistant director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, has been named a Preston and Catharine White Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
The fellowship is funded from the Preston and Catharine White Endowment for the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. The endowment was established in 2008 with a $1 million gift from Preston White, a member of the Class of 1962 who earned his bachelor’s in building construction, and his wife.
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, McCoy directs the Virginia Center for Housing Research, a center in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies that serves as the official housing research center for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
He is co-principal investigator on a five-year National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control research project, a joint venture between Virginia Tech and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia).
McCoy teaches undergraduate and graduate building construction courses that give students practical experience working on estimating and project management of real construction projects. He also contributes construction subject matter expertise on residential construction supply chain, adoption, diffusion and commercialization of innovation, platform development, scheduling, estimating, and industry-appropriate research-to-practice knowledge transfer.
McCoy advises the student Habitat for Humanity organization and has been recognized with several university awards including a University Certificate for Teaching Excellence, the 2011 Alumni Excellence in Outreach Awards, and the 2010 XCaliber Award (team).
McCoy received bachelor’s degrees in architecture and architectural history from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.