Name:  Richard Cox, Jr.
Title:  Assistant Professor
Education:  Ph.D., Bellarmine University; M.Ed., DePaul University; M.A., DePaul University; B.A., Bellarmine University
Office:  232-L Withers/W.T.S. Building   
Phone:  803/323-3075
Area(s):  Transdisciplinary STE(A)M; imaginative science and mathematics teaching; professional development/learning for teachers and teacher candidates

Dr. Richard Cox, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. He currently teaches Elementary Science Methods and courses on curriculum integration.

Dr. Cox has 14 years of teaching experience pre-K through college. Before earning his doctorate in Education and Social Change with a focus on STEAM and Imaginative Learning from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Cox was a 2nd grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher, K-5 STEAM Lab creator and facilitator, and K-12 Instructional Coach leading science, mathematics, and literacy professional learning.

His work in STEAM has contributed to the larger research and practice discussion, including multiple publications in national research and practitioner journals and presentations at local, regional and national conferences. This work has also led to extensive science and mathematics work with school districts (reaching thousands of students and hundreds of teachers) and community partners, including the Kentucky Science Center, Kentucky Performing Art Center, Kentucky Department of Education, and Bellarmine University.