RU professor honored with inaugural Appalachian studies teaching award

Ricky Cox

Ricky Cox

Radford University English Instructor Ricky Cox is the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Teaching Appalachian Studies Award, given by the Appalachian Studies Association (ASA).

Cox teaches Appalachian studies courses at RU and is a leader in the university's Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center.

The ASA presented the award to Cox during its 37th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, held March 28-30 on the Marshall University campus in Huntington, W.Va.

The Excellence in Teaching Appalachian Studies Award was established in 2013 by the ASA Education Committee.

The ASA promotes and engages dialogue, research, scholarship, education, creative expression and action among scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions.

"To be recognized by such a diverse, talented and committed group of people, all of whom are at some level teaching in or about the Appalachian region, is a tremendous honor," Cox said.

Apr 1, 2014