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K-State Today

December 13, 2021

Megan McCoy recognized as Professor of the Week

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Megan McCoy

Megan McCoy, professor of practice in financial planning, was recognized as Professor of the Week at the Dec. 12 men's home basketball game.

Faculty Senate, the Office of the President, K-State Athletics and the Division of Communications and Marketing wish to recognize her contributions to K-State.

McCoy is passionate about the field of financial therapy, or the study of the intersection between our financial health and overall well-being. She recently started teaching a financial well-being course for undergraduates as part of the health and human sciences integrative studies that has become popular with numerous majors at K-State. Since McCoy arrived at K-State two years ago, she has proven to be a dynamic instructor, bringing unparalleled energy and passion to the classroom. Her engagement style has led to strong student outcomes, creating robust community in undergraduate courses as reflected by strong teaching evaluations, and leading to multiple research publications for master's students. What is particularly noteworthy is that McCoy has thrived in the classroom at all levels, whether it be undergraduate, master's, or doctoral, and whether it is online, hybrid or in person, she truly cares about the students' success.

As one student put it on her Teval, "In all my years of higher ed learning, Dr. McCoy has to be the most passionate professor I've ever had teaching an introductory course. Her enthusiasm is infectious and has made me excited about something I never thought I would have any interest in. Even though I am a digital student, I know she cares about me and my success — I cannot say that about many online classes I have taken. Thank you for being awesome, Dr. McCoy!"