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Phone: 864-656-2473


  • Dr. William C. McCoy


    William McCoyDr. 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.


  • Emily-Elizabeth Castelloe

    Assistant Director

    Emily Elizabeth CastelloeEmily-Elizabeth Castelloe joined the Rutland Institute for Ethics as the Assistant Director in Spring of 2023. Emily-Elizabeth is a proud Clemson University alumna where she received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology with a concentration in Biomedicine as a member of the class of 2018. She began her career with Pfizer, Inc. and served as a Process Engineer and Microbial Control Specialist supporting Pfizer’s Global Supply Network. Emily-Elizabeth then went on to pursue her Master of Divinity degree at Emory University as a recipient of the Woodruff Fellowship following her interests in organizational health, ethical behavior, and catalytic education. Her academic work centers on the intersection of community engagement and ethical praxis.


  • Audrey Dill

    Communications Specialist 

    Audrey headshotAudrey Dill joined the Rutland Institute for Ethics as the Communications Specialist in the Fall of 2023. Audrey Dill is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Communications with a minor in Brand Communications at Clemson University. As a Graphic Communications student, she is fulfilling one of her two full-time internships with us in lieu of traditional semester-based curriculum. Her first internship was with Clemson University’s Student Affairs Creative Services in the Summer of 2022. Her current projects include managing the Rutland design, social media, marketing, and outreach strategies. Upon her graduation in May 2024, Audrey intends to pursue a career in graphic design.

  • Charles Hawes

    Student Affairs Associate 

    Charles Hawes - 2024 Cherry Rutland Braswell Memorial Ethics Award Honorable MentionCharles fell in with CHANGE during his first semester of grad school, and by his second he was working with the Rutland Institute for Ethics as the Student Affairs Associate for the Spring of 2024. Charles Hawes is a first year graduate student majoring in Student Affairs at Clemson University. He was immediately drawn to the Institute as an opportunity for his practicum, and began with launching a podcast (A More Ethical U) that covers ethical decision-making and responsibility at the university level. He also works as the graduate assistant for Clemson's English Language Programs in the Office of Global Engagement. With at least another year to go in his degree, Charles plans on helping the Institute flourish as much as possible while he calls Clemson home.

  • Matt Harrington

    Digital Transition Specialist 

    Audrey headshotMatt has served as the Digital Transition Specialist for the Institute since the role's inception in January 2024. Matt began his time with the Institute as an undergraduate member of CHANGE in Fall 2022, and continues to be a member of the organization. As a staff member with the Rutland Institute, Matt handles migration and innovation of our digital platforms, upkeep of online records and resources, and creation of novel assets and procedures for data management. Matt graduated from Clemson in 2023 with a Bachelor's degree in Genetics and is continuing his time at Clemson as a graduate student in the Department of Bioengineering.