Raymond Cox


Dr. Raymond W. Cox III joined the Political Science Department as an Assistant Teaching Professor in Fall 2022. He received his PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy from Virginia Tech. Dr. Cox is the author of six books, more than seventy academic and professional publications, twelve reports for government agencies, as well as more than eighty professional papers. He worked more than 16 years working at all levels of government. His academic career that stretches across nearly 4 decades. He was recognized for his academic and professional service by receiving the Donald Stone award from the ASPA and the Sweeney Award from the ICMA.

Dr. Cox teaches courses for the MPA program including seminars in Public Administration and Policy, Ethics, Public Personnel, Critical Topics in Public Policy, Public Budgeting, and Public Finance, Public Policy Problems, and the Capstone in Public Administration.


Public Administration Theory and Practice, Ethics in Public Administration, Dispute Resolution, State and Local Governance


• Ph.D., Public Administration and Public Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
• M.P.A., Public Administration, Suffolk University
• B.A., Political Science, Northeastern University

Selected Publications

2019. Public Administration in Theory and Practice, 3rd edition. New York: Taylor and Francis.

2014. The Metropolitan Region: Governing America’s New Frontier. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe. (with David Y. Miller)

2009. Ethics and Integrity in Public Administration: Concepts and Cases. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe.