University of Portland

Charles McCoy CSC

Mathematics, Associate Professor

Holy Cross

Pastoral Resident, Villa Maria

Charles McCoy CSC



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Although he's one of UP's most popular Math Professors, Fr. Charlie is equally well-known for his tireless dedication to the men of Villa Maria. There he helps cultivate the distinctive character of Villa through his wisdom and generous presence.

Fr. McCoy is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics.  He was born and raised in Chicago, where his parents and two sisters still reside.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, in 1995.  In 2000, he completed his doctoral studies in Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame.  It was while at Notre Dame in the PhD program that Fr. McCoy met the priests of Holy Cross.  Attracted by the possibility of serving God's people through education, he entered Moreau Seminary in 2002.  He enjoyed a variety of ministries during his formation years including a year, 2006-2007, at the University of Portland.  He served as a deacon at Christ the King Parish in South Bend and was ordained a priest in April, 2009.  Fr. McCoy returned to the University of Portland in the fall of 2009; he feels honored and excited to serve this great institution as a priest-professor.  Fr. McCoy is the Pastoral Resident in Villa Maria.



  • Master of Divinity, University of Notre Dame
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Science, University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of Science, Baylor University