Our Man in Jonesboro is “Teacher of the Year” at Arkansas State University

One of our longest-running Brain Technologies associates, Dr. David W. Cox, professor of education at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, has been recognized for being among the best at doing what universities should do best: teach the mind.

David received this year’s ASU Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. A member of the ASU faculty since 1992, he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and his doctorate from the University of Illinois.

He was recognized by his nominators for “his passion to teach, use of innovative teaching techniques, and his love for the field of leadership.” Much of his success as a professor, said his nominators, has been attributed to his methods for engaging his students directly and through teleconferencing in “intense dialog” with experts in the field. The web-assisted learning spotlights “hot issues” pertinent to the coursework. He also uses an “array of techniques to stimulate and enhance discussion.” (Does he ever! He puts his leadership class grad students through BTC’s gargantuan Asset Report self-analysis report every fall.)

Funny isn’t it how great teachers are nearly always exemplars of the best human qualities. Dave Cox is like that. We’re proud of our long association with him and congratulate him on this well-earned recognition by his peers. And actually, his peers were a little slow in recognizing David’s stellar teaching qualities. He was honored last year by the students at ASU for similar reasons. (This information arrived courtesy of wife Faye, who says, “Students are the reason he gets up every morning.”)

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