Experts Guide

Name: Christopher McCord
Title: Dean
Department: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Office Phone: 815-753-0114
E-mail: mccord@niu.edu
Expertise: McCord holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his previous post at the University of Cincinnati, McCord oversaw the college’s 15 doctoral programs and 24 master’s programs, budget and planning, space management and marketing and communication efforts. McCord also spent five years directing the Taft Memorial Fund, a faculty-run endowment with an annual budget of more than $1 million. As director, he worked with external trustees and led a strategic-planning process that refocused the fund’s mission and led to the creation of the Taft Research Center for the humanities and social sciences. The new focus included funding opportunities for the launch of projects that were previously out of reach, including an interdisciplinary European studies graduate program, a center for homeland security, a statistical consulting laboratory, an economics research institute and a literary magazine.
Topics: MathematicsPhysics
Last Updated: 1/6/2011