Classes will resume and Offices will be open on a normal schedule on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.
Dr. William McCoy Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair (department chair)
campus phone: 5815Old Colony Campus, room 103
- Bill McCoy joined the History Department at ENC in 2008. He brings expertise in African, modern European, and missions history. McCoy completed his doctorate in
African history at Boston University
, which has one of the premier programs in that field. His dissertation examined the history of leprosy care in southern Africa, with particular emphasis on missionary activities and the history of humanitarian aid in the region. He has presented papers on his research in a variety of venues including the meetings of the American Historical Association, the
Conference on Faith and History
, and the
Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity
. The paper he presented at the Yale-Edinburgh meeting, entitled "Leprosy, Piety, Identity: The Mbuluzi Leprosy Hospital as Informal Pilgrimage Site" will be published in the April 2014 issue of
Studies in World Christianity
. In 2009 the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities and the
Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity
selected McCoy to participate in a summer faculty development workshop in the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa on "Public Theology: The South African Experience." Professor McCoy currently teaches The West in the World Since 1500, Africa in World History, Twentieth Century Genocide, and survey courses in European and World history. He has also led two travel courses to Swaziland themed around the
History of Medical Missions
- Watch Professor McCoy's presentation at the 2014 Academic Symposium entitled "The Swaziland Leprosy Survey".
- 2014 - Publication of “Leprosy, Piety, Identity: The Mbuluzi Leprosy Hospital as Informal Pilgrimage Site” in Studies in World Christianity (forthcoming, April 2014)
2012 - American Historical Association & Conference on Faith and History paper presented, “We are thrown away”: The Language of Leprosy and the Founding of the Ncabaneni Leprosy Settlement”
2012-2013 - Book review essays in Fides et Historia
2010 - Research seminars presented to the University of Swaziland Faculty of History