Executive Director for Global Affairs
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.
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.