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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5801 Adult Education & Safety Sciences HES , Box 120


Trevor is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Organizational Leadership degree. The degree he oversees is a state of Oklahoma initiative to help adults return to school and complete their degree online. He loves working with this population and seeing the inspirational stories of people returning to school. Trevor specializes in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and Transformative Learning. In addition to his faculty roles in adult learning, he also has worked in a variety of leadership and consulting positions helping diverse groups reach their full potential, and think more inclusively about their work. He also enjoys working with the Transformative Learning initiatives at UCO

Classes Taught

  • Foundations of Organizational Leadership
  • Organizational Leadership Capstone
  • Nature and Characteristics of the Adult Learner
  • Organizational Dynamics

Education and Certifications

B.A., Oklahoma State University, 2005 – Mathematics

M.A., Oklahoma Christian University, 2007 – Family Life Ministry (Counseling Emphasis)

Ph.D., Trinity International University, 2017 - Educational Studies


2018 - Present - University of Central Oklahoma

Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator Organizational Leadership

Prior to coming to UCO Trevor adjunct taught at several universities, worked in professional ministry, and in the oil and gas industry. 


My wife and I have 4 kids, so I try and spend most of my free time with them. I also like to read, watch college football and basketball, jog (not run, runners go fast and do races), and watch cooking shows without actually knowing how to cook.

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Wednesday: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

  • Cox, T. “Practicing Inclusion for Transformation: Building Skills and Theory for Cultivating Inclusive Transformative Learning Environments.” International Transformative Learning Conference, New York. 2018.
  • Cox, T. Denzenberg, M. “Inclusive Leadership & Collaborative Interaction: A Formula for Advancing Cross-Group Relations.” International Leadership Association, West Palm Beach, 2018.
  • Cox, T. Lee, Y. “Thinking Together for a Healthier and More Inclusive World.” Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 2018.
  • Cox, T. “Learning From and For the Other: Hospitality as a Teaching Strategy.” Stone Campbell Journal Conference, Johnson City, TN. 2018
  • Cox, T. Lee, Y. “Dialogue: Learning Old Ways of Conversations for a New World.” Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. 2017.
  • Cox, T., Perinparaj, E.G.P. “East and West: An Intergenerational Leader Development Comparison.” Southwest Academy of Management, Bangkok, 2016.
  • Cox, T. “Learning from and for “the Other:” The Development of Inclusive Leadership Capacity by Faculty Member.” Unpublished Dissertation, 2017.
  • Colwill, D., Cox, T., Daniel, D. N., Lee, Y., Luhtala, T., Perinparaj, E.G.P. “Leading Virtual Intercultural Teams.” Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma City, OK, 2016.
  • Cox, T., Perinparaj, E.G.P. “Effective Team Communication.” Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma City, OK, 2016.
  • Colwill, D., Cox, T., Daniel, D. N., Lee, Y., Luhtala, T., Perinparaj, E.G.P. “Effective Team Communication.” Southwest Academy of Management, Oklahoma City, OK, 2016.

Teaching Philosophy

Trevor’s teaching philosophy is democratic, hospitable, developmental, transformative, collaborative and holistic. Good education teaches us how to embrace and learn from each other’s differences, challenges students to grow and change through dialogue and reflection, and makes room for the whole person. Education should be a place where people can bring their whole selves and work together for change in each student individually and the world around them.

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