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Distinguished Professor of Humanics: John Cox 1992-1993

John Cox 1992 - 1993

Title of Humanics Lecture
Values Revisited

Earned Degrees
Master of Education, Springfield College (1963)
Bachelor of Science, Springfield College (1961)

Final Title at Springfield College
Associate Professor of Psychology


John Cox taught psychology at Springfield College for roughly thirty years after earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a certificate of advanced studies in psychology. While a student, he was elected freshman class president. After graduating, Cox was a communication specialist for the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, and he then took on the role of director of admissions, guidance, and alumni affairs at Monson Academy in Massachusetts. Before joining Springfield College as a faculty member in 1965, he served as the director of the counseling center. Ever innovative and charismatic, he abandoned the typical lecture format in his lecture and instead borrowed art pieces to decorate a large, barren classroom in which he often taught and had live jazz music, slides and overhead transparencies.  Therefore, there is no transcription or video of his lecture.  True to his convictions and practice regarding learning, Professor Cox's presentation was experiential, an event rather than a lecture, an interactive opportunity for teacher and students. Participants reported that he spoke and engaged his audience from the point of view of the Spirit of our equilateral triangle. For those present, the moment was embracing. Professor Cox died in 2013.


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