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Terry L. McCoy

Professor Emeritus

Director, Latin American Business Environment Program

Associate Director, Center for International Business Education and Research

Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, 1969


Terry L. McCoy is Director of the Latin American Business Environment Program and Associate Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Florida, where he is Professor of Latin American Studies and Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin/Madison and taught at The Ohio State University before joining the faculty at the UF. From 1985 until 1996, he served as Director of the University’s Center for Latin American Studies. A specialist on the political economy of Latin America, Dr. McCoy has taught, conducted research and consulted throughout the hemisphere, beginning as a Fulbright Scholar in Chile. He is the author of numerous scholarly publications and a frequent contributor of commentary on Latin America events to the Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Orlando Sentinel and other newspapers.

His current research focuses on the Latin American business environment and regional trade issues. He teaches a course on the International Politics of Latin America in Political Science. Recent publications include studies on the impact of globalization on the Caribbean, the prospects for continued economic reform in Latin America and the effects of reform on Latin American sweetener markets. He publishes an annual assessment of the Latin American business environment, teaches an MBA course on this topic, and consults on business and investment in Latin America. He directs the UF Business in Brazil study program at the CatholicUniversity in Rio de Janeiro.

Dr. McCoy has attended four FTAA Americas Business Forums as a member of the Florida delegation. At the 2002 Forum in Quito, he was Vice President of the Smaller Economies Workshop. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida FTAA, Inc. and the Executive Committee of the Institute for World Commerce Education in Tampa.