Teresa (T) McCoy, DPA

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Teresa (T) McCoy, DPA
Director, Learning and Organizational Development
Suite 25, Ag Admin Bldg., 2120 Fyffe Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Degree Information: 
2019 graduate of Lead 21
Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) at the University of Baltimore.
Graduate certificate in adult education at Johns Hopkins University
BA and MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) from Virginia Tech

Teresa was most recently with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), where she has been the assistant director, UME, Evaluation & Assessment since August 2008. She comes to Ohio State with a long-term commitment to higher education outreach and Cooperative Extension. Teresa served as a member of the UME leadership team with responsibilities in program development and evaluation, situational analysis, strategic planning, and organization development. In Maryland, she worked closely with Extension educators to teach them program development and evaluation practices that resulted in evidence to demonstrate outcomes.
Prior to moving to Maryland, Teresa was in Lorain County, Ohio, for eight years. While there, she was executive director of the Public Services Institute at Lorain County Community College. The Institute provided research-based information and other services to improve nonprofits and local government in the county.
Teresa started her career in Virginia Cooperative Extension, first as a research assistant while in school and later as an Extension specialist in leadership and program development. Her evaluation interest was kindled in 1988, when she served as an evaluation assistant on a Kellogg-funded technology project. She also served as an assistant editor for the Journal of Extension during the first two years as the Journal moved to electronic format.
Teresa and her husband, Jim, enjoy cooking, traveling, biking, and watching college football. They look forward to being Buckeyes and attending games at the Horseshoe!