240 Hardin Hall
Clemson, SC 29631
Dr. William C. McCoy
Dr. McCoy joined the Clemson University family as the Director of the Rutland Institute for Ethics on March 1, 2018. 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. 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).
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.
Under Dr. McCoy, the institute will push ethical decision-making to the forefront of Clemson Tiger education; engaging faculty, students, and staff members across all disciplines.
Rachel Dial joined the Rutland Institute for Ethics as the Assistant Director in March 2019. She oversees much of the marketing and special events put on by the Rutland Institute and acts as the Advisor to the Creating Habits and Norms Guiding Ethical Decisions (CHANGE) student group. Prior to coming to Clemson, Rachel was at the Emory University Center for Ethics in Atlanta, GA. She spent seven years a the Emory Center for Ethics primarily working with the Master of Arts in Bioethics program.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia, her Master of International Business degree from Georgia State University, and her Master of Business Administration degree from Emory University.
Landan Hydrick joined the Rutland Institute for Ethics as a graduate assistant in October 2019. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate where he received he bachelor's degree in Experimental Psychology. He is now enrolled at Clemson University as a graduate student pursuing his Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He anticipates becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and go to work in private practice. He will graduate in the spring of 2021 from Clemson.
Marketing & Communications Intern
Kate Billingsley joined the Rutland Institute for Ethics as an Undergraduate Marketing and Communications Intern in January 2021. She is a sophomore majoring in marketing and economics, with a minor in psychology.