David McCoy, JD

  Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Behavior

State Controller
State of North Carolina

State of North Carolina
3512 Bush St
Raleigh, NC 27699-1410


1979 University of Georgia MEd, Educational Psychology
1982 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill MPH, Public Health
1985 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill JD, Law
Research interests

  • Minority health
  • Public health leadership
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence prevention
Research activities


      Serves as North Carolina’s State Controller, the state’s Chief Financial Officer

      • responsible for managing over 39 million transactions totaling over $116 billion annually
      • oversees North Carolina state government’s accounting, payroll, cash management risk management and internal controls

Responsible for the development of

  • the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Automated Data Services (CJLEADS) serving over 33,000 law enforcement and court personnel
  • the recently authorized state enterprise Fraud, Waste and Overpayments data integration application

Primary teaching areas (Has taught at all levels)

  • Educational psychology
  • Gifted education
  • Minority health
  • Special education
  • Various legal, business or governance topics

Primary Research areas

  • Organizational leadership/strategic planning
  • State governance
  • American Indian legal and health care issues
Staff/administrative responsibilities

HB Availability

    • Informal research advice or technical assistance
    • HB Student Career Information Day volunteer

Mr. McCoy has given guest lectures and assisted with the School’s accreditation process and the Dean’s minority engagement initiative.