Christopher Coy

Assistant Professor

Christopher Coy headshot




Natural Sciences




Professor Christopher Coy has been teaching biology for over 40 years.  He began his teaching and coaching career in 1973 in middle school while the majority of it was spent teaching biology, advanced placement biology and zoology at Blackford High School in Hartford City, Indiana.  He has been on the staff at Indiana Wesleyan since 2008.

Professor Coy is the “utility player” for the biology department at Indiana Wesleyan.  Originally hired to revamp, reorganize, and oversee the anatomy and physiology laboratory experience for students at IWU, his responsibilities have evolved into teaching a number of non-majors courses including heredity and disease, environmental biology and human biology as well as biology majors courses including entomology, field biology and animal biology.  His background is diverse, but his interests are predominantly zoological with an emphasis toward environmental studies. He received both his BS and MAE degrees from Ball State University.

Professor Coy has received over twenty awards for outstanding teaching through the years at the local, state and national levels.  He has served as a guest clinician for both teaching and coaching for a number of seminars and clinics. He is a member of the Taylor University Athletic Hall of Fame, honored in 2006 for coaching achievements including 129 All-Americans, 25 National Champions and 8 National records in track and field and cross country that spanned seventeen years.  He continues to coach track and field with Coach John Foss and the Indiana Wesleyan Track and Field Program.

He is married to his wife, Tiann, for thirty-eight years.  She is an interior designer and owns her own company, Tiann Designs Inc.  In addition, the pair manage and run De’Coy’s Bed and Breakfast in Hartford City. They have two children and one grandson!


  • M.A.
    1977, Ball State University
  • B.S.
    1973, Ball State University
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