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Geoffrey Cox

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Geoffrey Cox
Academic Title 
Lecturer and Co-Director, POLS
Other Titles 

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Lecturer and Co-Director of Leadership Degree Programs

Contact Information
(650) 723-4052
Program Affiliations 

I am interested in how institutions of higher education change in response to new social needs, new methods of financing innovation, and new ways of organizing.

I am also interested in the intersection of epistemology, pedagogy, and technology.

Ph.D. University of Chicago 1987 (Philosophy)

B.A., Knox College, 1977 (Philosophy)

1992-2000, Vice Provost for Institutional Planning

2016-Present, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School of Education

University of Chicago, Assistant Provost and Director of Financial Planning and Budgets (1987-1992)

Stanford University, Vice Provost for Institutional Planning (1992-2000)

President, Cardean University, an online university owned by 2000-2004)

Commissioner and Vice Chair, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (1996-2002)

President, Alliant International University (2004-2015)

EDUC 393, ProSeminar: Education, Business, and Politics

EDUC 209, Policy, Organization and Leadership Seminar

Cox, Geoffrey, Theorizing the Resilience of American Colleges and Universities: How Higher Education Adapts to New Social and Economic Conditions,  Routledge (Forthcoming, Spring 2019)

Cox, Geoffrey, (2013) MacroEthics: Personal Responsibility in an Age of Global Problems.The Public Press

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