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Steven Cox, Ph.D.

Professor, Marketing
McColl School of Business

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Professor Cox teaches marketing at the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte. He has a B.S. from Northwestern University, MBA from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. 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 decided to make the leap to industry where he spent the next 25 years. Steve held management positions in marketing and sales with AT&T, GE, EOSAT, and Orbital Sciences. During the course of his career, he has lead teams responsible for domestic, US government, and international sales. While working with Orbital Sciences and EOSAT, a joint venture between GE and Hughes, he developed and managed a worldwide sales and distribution network with offices in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, and Latin America. More recently, Steve later served as owner and CEO of a geographic information systems company which 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. He joined the Queens University of Charlotte faculty in the fall of 2006 where he teaches marketing in the graduate and undergraduate programs. In 2008 he became the Associate Dean of the undergraduate program. His research interests include sales leadership and consumer behavior. He has completed research studies for numerous Charlotte business and non-profits including TRREX, Dunbrooks, Goodwill Industries, BYB, BB&T, Avangarde Translations, Ally Bank, Charlotte Ballet, Chick-fil-a, and US National White Water Center. He has published numerous research findings in scholarly journals and at academic meetings.


Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Nebraska
MBA, Northern Illinois University
B.S., Business Administration, Northwestern University