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Monica F. Cox Named Professor and Department Chair of Engineering

February 2016

Monica F CoxMonica F. Cox, C'98, has been named the Professor and Chair of the newly created Department of Engineering Education at The Ohio State University. Approved by Ohio State's Board of Trustees on November 6, the new department was established to strengthen the college in its support of undergraduate education and graduate-level research in engineering education as a growing discipline.

Professor Cox comes to Ohio State from Purdue University, where she was the director of the International Institute for Engineering Education Assessment and an associate professor in the School of Engineering Education. In 2011, she became the first African-American female to earn tenure in the College of Engineering at Purdue. 

“With the depth and breadth of her experience and her involvement with the latest developments in areas of educational research, technology, pedagogy and practice, Monica is well positioned to provide the strong, insightful and enthusiastic leadership that the new department will need to ensure long term success,” said Associate Dean Rudy Buchheit.

In 2010, Cox obtained a Presidential early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack Obama. She obtained a doctorate in leadership and policy studies from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, a master of science degree in industrial engineering from The University of Alabama, and a bachelor of science degree in mathematics (cum laude) from Spelman College. 

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