Following a national search, Kenneth Cox has been named dean of Radford University's Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Cox currently serves as the college's associate dean and as interim chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He will begin his new duties in August.
“Dr. Cox brings deep expertise and experience to this new role," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sam Minner. "I am so very pleased he will be joining the leadership team at Radford University and leading a college that is so critical to our area and the region’s future.”
Cox has been with the university since 2002, when he joined the Waldron College as the director of audiology and the electrophysiology lab. Since that time, he has achieved the rank of professor. He also previously chaired the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders from 2005-2007.
Prior to joining the RU faculty, Cox held positions at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, including assistant professor and research coordinator for audiology in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. During his time at Johns Hopkins, he participated in a wide variety of clinical and research activities, including clinical trials on implantable hearing aids. Cox's current research interests include electrophysiology in children with autism and aural rehabilitation.
In addition to his career as an educator and administrator, Cox has been a licensed audiologist since 1997 and currently is licensed to practice in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Master of Public Health degree in public health leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Arts degree in audiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and a Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida.