Sullivan University College of Pharmacy has announced that Dr. Arthur Cox has been selected as the Assistant Dean and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Cox is currently serving as the Interim Vice Chair at the South University School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, in Savannah, GA.
Dr. Cox brings extensive experience as a university instructor, researcher, professor, and administrator to his new role at Sullivan University. He holds a Bachelor of Biological Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from Southern Illinois University (1988) and a Doctor of Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy (1999). A prolific writer, Dr. Cox has been widely published and has presented research papers both in the U.S. and internationally.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Dr. Cox bring his outstanding leadership skills and experience to the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences,” said Dr. Cindy Stowe, dean of the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy. “Dr. Cox is passionate and committed to educating and training the next generation of pharmacists and I truly believe he is going to help transform the College of Pharmacy.”
Over his long and distinguished career Dr. Cox has held positions as a Research Assistant, Computer Graphics Manager, Instructor, Postdoctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Interim Department Chairman.
“Sullivan is a student-centered teaching institution,” Dr. Cox said. “It has a class size that is small enough to allow personal interaction with faculty and both faculty and an administrative team dedicated to producing successful pharmacists that advance the profession.”
A Midwest native, Dr. Cox said he is excited to be back in this part of the country, where he plans to enjoy hiking, hunting morel mushrooms in the spring, swimming in lakes and spending time with his wife and their four “wiener” dogs. He describes himself as an amateur mycologist, herpetologist and entomologist.
“I am looking forward to working with both the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical and Administrative Sciences,” Dr. Cox said. “I hope to facilitate the continued building of the team and doing everything I can to help foster the success of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department faculty in accomplishing their personal goals and producing accomplished pharmacy graduates.”