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Steven Cox

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  • McColl School of Business

Dr. Steven Cox is a Professor of Marketing at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. He has a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska.

Upon graduation from the University of Nebraska, Steve began his career as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Virginia Tech. After two years at Virginia Tech, he made the leap to industry, where he spent the next 25 years. Steve has held management positions in marketing and sales with AT&T, General Electric, EOSAT and Orbital Sciences. During the course of his career, he has lead teams responsible for domestic, U.S. government and international sales. While working with Orbital Sciences and EOSAT, a joint venture between GE and Hughes Aircraft, he developed and managed a worldwide sales and distribution network with offices in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and Latin America. More recently, Steve became chief executive officer of a geographic information-systems company that serves the mapping needs of several corporate and government clients.

Returning to university teaching in 2003, Steve was awarded the Outstanding Business Professor Award in the spring of 2006 at Meredith College. In the fall of 2006, he joined the faculty of Queens University of Charlotte, where he teaches marketing in the graduate and undergraduate programs. From 2008-2014, he was the chairman and associate dean of the undergraduate business program. His research interests include sales leadership and consumer behavior. He has completed research studies for numerous Charlotte business and nonprofit organizations, including TRREX, Dunbrooks, Goodwill Industries, BYB, BB&T, Avantgarde Translations and the U.S. National Whitewater Center. He has published numerous research findings in scholarly journals and at academic meetings.


  • PhD  - Business/Marketing; University of Nebraska
  • MBA  - Business; Northern Illinois University
  • B.S.  - Business; Northwestern University
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