Cameron McCoy, PhD

Asness Family Foundation Fellow

Cameron McCoy, PhD, is a native of Washington, D.C., and has taught courses in 20th- and 21st-century US history at the United States Military Academy at West Point, Brigham Young University, and the United States Air Force Academy. He earned his doctorate in US history at the University of Texas at Austin after receiving a master’s in military history at Texas A&M University and his bachelor’s in International & Area Studies at BYU. He is the author of Contested Valor: African American Marines in the Age of Power, Protest, and Tokenism, published by the University Press of Kansas, set to release in October 2023. In addition to being an assistant professor and teaching courses on US race relations, the Great Wars, modern warfare studies, and foreign policy, McCoy also serves in the Marine Corps Reserves as an infantry officer. He has held several positions of command while serving multiple combat tours and deployments to various countries in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. This coming fall, he will be a resident senior officer at the US Naval War College for the 2023–24 academic year.

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