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Nicholas Patrick Cox, PhD, is professor of United States History and History Department Program Coordinator at the Houston Community College System. Since 2014, his US and Texas history courses at HCC focus on survey instruction for undergraduate students completing state core requirements in American history.  Dr. Cox is a also a contributing faculty co-editor of HCCS's American Perspectives history textbook.   

Since 2013 for the University of Houston-Victoria, Dr. Cox has taught first year, upper division, and graduate seminars and courses on the history of the oil industry, Colonial and Revolutionary North America, Native American history, the Early National Era, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the World Wars and New Deal Era 1915-1945, Postwar US History 1945-1975, and 20th Century Europe.  Dr. Cox has also taught a graduate seminar on Modern American Social and Political Historiography.

From 2009 to 2012, Professor Cox worked  as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Global Studies Program of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston where he taught courses on comparative economic development, the history of globalization, and the history of energy and sustainability For the Bauer Global Studies Program he curated the Global Studies Film Series and served as a Faculty Editor for the Bauer Global Studies Undergraduate Business Journal.  Bauer Global Studies Undergraduate Business Journal

From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Cox taught at the Bronx Academy of Letters in New York City, a rigorous, college-preparatory academic program in the NYC public school system with an emphasis on developing a community of talented writers no matter where they go next in life. Bronx Letters

Currently, Professor Cox has a number of research interests in 19th Century United States history and is revising a book manuscript on Colonel Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky.  He is also authoring Instructional Materials in collaboration with Randolph Campbell and Oxford University Press for the Third Edition of Gone To Texas.  Dr. Cox has reviewed books for the Journal of Southern History, Irish Literary Supplement, Louisiana History, Pennsylvania History, the Journal of South Texas, U.S. Intellectual History, American Nineteenth Century History, and H-Net Civil War.  He has recently joined the Journal of South Texas as a submissions reviewer. Journal of South Texas

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