Andrew Patton McCoy, Ph.D. 
is Professor and Head of the Department of Building Construction, the Preston and Catharine White Endowed Fellow and Associate Director of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) and the Director of the Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) at Virginia Tech. 

He lives in Southwest Virginia with his wife and two daughters.  

When not with his family, he is Professor of Building Construction in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint venture of the College of Engineering and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies which focuses on inter-disciplinary, multi-departmental (Building Construction, Vecellio Construction Engineering & Management graduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Engineering undergraduate program) outreach, research and education. The School serves the full life-cycle and supply chain across all sectors of the Industry.

He is passionate about his industry and his family.