Laurie Cox

Laurie Cox

Executive Director for Global Affairs


Room:SC 102


Dr. Laurie Cox has served as the Director of International Services in the Rinker Center for International Programs at Ball State for approximately 3.5 years. She was the Assistant Dean and Director, International Student Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 8 years. She was the Associate Director at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she worked for over 12 years. She has dedicated herself to the field of student services for over 30 years there and at Chaminade University-Honolulu, Bentley College in Waltham, MA, and Katharine Gibbs School in Boston. She completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California in 2006 focusing on re-entry education for international students. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Master of Arts degree in History from Boston University. She has studied Russian, Japanese, French and Latin.

Her hobbies include international travel, snorkeling, and visiting the Charles W. Brown Planetarium.

Publications include:

Rhodes, G., Cox, L., & Ebner, J. (2009). Orientation and Re-Entry Programming for International Students: The PLUS Project. Book: International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Education.