William McCants, J.D.

William McCants, J.D.

Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)
William McCants

Bill supervises the ODR staff, ensures timely and high-quality complaint resolution processes, and develops and delivers extensive University-wide training. He came to the Office in August 2014 with over 12 years of experience in civil rights investigations on the federal and state levels, in various protected class statuses, including sex, race, color, national origin, disability, and age. A graduate of Harvard Law School (HLS) and a licensed attorney, Bill has master’s degrees in psychology (FAS/DCE) and criminal justice (Northeastern University). He holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in History with a minor in Economics. A secondary schoolteacher for eight years, Bill taught U.S. and European History and Psychology, the latter two subjects at the advanced placement (AP) level. He also served as a co-Head of House in MIT undergraduate and graduate housing for 16 years. Bill is an avid ocean sailor and environmentalist, having previously served for several years as a municipal Conservation Commissioner. 

Contact Information

Smith Campus Center, Suite 901
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-1128