Newsmaker: Edward McCord |

Newsmaker: Edward McCord

Edward McCord

Residence: Squirrel Hill

Age: 60

Family: Father, Guyte P. McCord Jr. of Tallahassee; brother, Guyte McCord III of Tallahassee; sister, Betsy Kelly, of Rockville, Md.

Occupation: Director of programming and special projects for the University of Pittsburgh Honors College

Education: Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in cultural anthropology, a law degree and a doctorate in philosophy, all from Pitt.

Background: McCord started teaching at Pitt in 1972 as a graduate student. He is an affiliate professor of philosophy and a faculty member in Pitt’s environmental studies program. He is director of the American Experience Distinguished Lectures, one of the oldest and most prominent lecture series in the city.

Noteworthy: McCord has been appointed director of Pitt’s Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy. Named after the former governor of Pennsylvania and attorney general of the United States, the forum offers a wide range of activities to enhance the accountability of government institutions at the local, state and national levels.

Quote: “I like working with a program that’s relatively new and that cuts across the university so that it has an opportunity for service to many different units.”

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