Dr John McCoy is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.
Dr. McCoy is an expert in homegrown violent extremism and newcomer integration. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Alberta. John is the Director of Applied Research with the Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD). He also lecturers at the University of Alberta in the Department of Political Science where he leads undergraduate and graduate courses on terrorism studies and international relations. John has worked as an international policy consultant for a number of national governments, law enforcement and international organizations. He has published numerous academic and government research papers, journal articles and op-eds on the subjects of homegrown violent extremism, newcomer integration and multiculturalism. He acts as an area expert in local media interviews and has presented his research findings at leading international academic and policy conferences.