Justin McCoy


McCoy, instructor, teaches academic and public genres in first-year composition as well as book-club themed summer sections of Introduction to Literature. 

His pedagogy emphasizes rhetorical strategies that transcend the writing classroom, incorporating project team development and management as well as digital literacies. A mainstay in his composition curricula is the Information Literacy Program, a research-scaffolding intervention designed in partnership with the Pace Library.

McCoy’s professional background includes working as a national proposal writer and content developer for one of the country’s leading healthcare organizations. This experience managing the proposal development process and coordinating with large bid teams translates to his public-writing instruction. He has also consulted for the National Writing Project and was associate editor and contributing writer for the Florida English Journal, a publication of the Florida Council of Teachers of English.

In addition to his teaching, McCoy coordinates several department activities linked to professional development and graduate teacher training and mentorship: formal teaching observations and group conferences for the GTA and TA Training Program, interpersonal relations for the Writing and Editing Internship Program, and the annual pedagogy workshop series for the Composition Program. Outside of his department service, he actively contributes to UWF’s custom edition textbook and is a sustaining member of Sunday’s Child, a non-profit organization that promotes LGBT inclusion and diversity.

Degrees & Institutions:

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English from UWF.