Marcus S. Cox is the new dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He assumed his new role last month.
Prior to coming to Fayetteville State University, Dr. Cox was a fellow at the Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Additionally, he has served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. While there, he was also the founding director of the African American and Diaspora Studies program. Prior to that, he served as assistant dean of The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and associate dean of The Citadel Graduate College in South Carolina.
Professor Cox specializes in African American civil-military history, the modern civil rights movement, African American history, and U.S. history post-1945. He is the author of Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South (Louisiana State University Press, 2013).
Dr. Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in history from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds an MBA from The Tommy and Victoria School of Business at The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Dr. Cox earned his Ph.D. in American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.