Milton D. Cox

Milton D. Cox and colleagues designed and implemented faculty learning communities (FLCs) in 1979. Since that time he has been engaged in assessing their impacts on student learning and educational development in higher education. He has been project director of state and federal grants establishing FLC programs, visiting over 100 institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He is author of several articles on communities of practice, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and is co-editor of the book, Building Faculty Learning Communities. His recent work on hybrid faculty learning communities/communities of practice in Hong Kong have resulted in this year’s special issue of the Learning Communities Journal.

Dr. Cox is founder and Director Emeritus of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at Miami University where he initiated and continues to direct the annual Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, now in its 36th year. He is also founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal. He co-facilitates the Hesburgh Award-winning Teaching Scholars Faculty Learning Community, now in its 38th year. He is recipient of a certificate of special achievement from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education in recognition and appreciation of notable contributions to the profession of faculty, instructional, and organizational development.