A 2018 finalist for the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, Cox believes it is his “role as an educator to develop students into problem solvers.”
Whether teaching undergraduate or graduate courses, Cox strives to create solid, fundamental engineers by instilling three pedagogical goals: an understanding of the importance of physical modeling, an understanding of how to design and build systems and the development of physical intuition.
Asis Nasipuri, chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in the Lee College of Engineering, said during Cox’s 12 years at UNC Charlotte, he has given “the highest priority to his students and routinely spends unconventional amounts of time for classroom preparation ... to give them the best value for their time on campus.”
According to a recent senior, Yolimar McCombs, “Dr. Cox shows great enthusiasm and professionalism while teaching in and out of the classroom. During class, it is very easy to become aware of how much passion he has for the subjects and [is] a great asset to the Lee College of Engineering.”