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Charles D Cox

Instructor
Email
cxc655@psu.edu
Office Address
425 Stuckeman Family Bldg
Education
  • MIT BSCE 1979, BSAD (1983)
  • University of Houston, MArch (1985)
  • Penn State, PhD in Instructional Systems, minor in Adult Education (2009)

Certifications: Registered Architect, Professional Engineer

Research
  • Legitimization of subject matter
  • P-12 instruction of design
Current Teaching
  • ARCH 441/442
  • AE 421
  • AE 481W/482
  • EDSGN 100
Books/Book Chapters/Reports
  • Hoadley, C., Cox, C. (2009). Design knowledge: How and why we can teach it. In C. DiGiano, M. Chorost, and S. Goldman (Eds.), Educating learning technology designers: Guiding and Inspiring Creators of Innovative Educational Tools. New York: Routledge
  • Cox, C., Harrison, S., Hoadley, C. (2009). Applying the “studio model” to learning and technology design. In C. DiGiano, M. Chorost, and S. Goldman (Eds.), Educating learning technology designers: Guiding and Inspiring Creators of Innovative Educational Tools. New York: Routledge
Built Works

For Comprehensive Design Architects/Engineers of State College, PA

  • Renovations to Slep Student Center and pond for the Pennsylvania State University at Altoona, PA
  • Renovations to Kern Building, Osmond Lab, Deike Building, Telecommunications Building, and Shields Building for the Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA
  • Additions and alterations to YMCA in State College, PA, (architectural and structural design) 
  • Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania headquarters in State College, PA (architectural and structural design) 
  • Minitab World Headquarters (structural design) in State College, PA
  • Glenn O. Hawbaker Heavy Construction Services and Products headquarters (structural design) in State College, PA
  • Shaner Hotel Corporation headquarters (structural design) in State College, PA
  • Marion Place mixed-use commercial and residential mid-rise (structural design) in State College, PA
  • Additions and alterations to Champ’s Restaurant (structural design) in State College, PA
  • 101 and 103 Innovation Drive (structural design) office buildings at the Pennsylvania State University’s Research Park located in State College, PA
  • Cancer Treatment Center (structural design) in Yakima, WA
Funded Research and Projects
  • University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Development Center
    Post-doctoral research in inquiry-based learning at the secondary school level: using mathematics to understand biological processes
  • Luleå University of Technology Functional Products Division (Luleå, Sweden)
    Post-doctoral research in team-based innovation
Presentations and Exhibitions
  • Tendencies Toward Problem-setting and Problem-solving: A Study of Operations Derived from Motivation Strategies
    Cox, C., Wenngren, J., Holmqvist, J., Ericson, Å. (2014) 10th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society in Madrid, Spain, February
  • Undergraduate Design Studio Task to Internalize Learner Locus of Control 
    Cox, C., Fischl, G. (2013)   Design Research Society 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers in Oslo, Norway, May
  • Get the Lazy Math Hiding in Secondary Biology Curricula to Do Some Work for a Change
    Cox, C., Reynolds, B., Schuchardt, A., Schunn, C. (2012) 2nd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit in Washington, DC, April   
  • Legitimization of Subject Matter in a Design Intensive Degree Program
    Cox, C. (2011) Frontiers in Education Conference in Rapid City, SD, October
  • How Personal Focus Affects Problem Setting and How to Set Up a Research Experiment to Find Out   
    Holmqvist, J., Wenngren, J., Cox, C., Ericson, Å., Bergström, M. (2011) International Conference on Research into Design in Bangalore, India, January 
  • Design Studios as Collaborative Spaces
    Cox, C. (2009) First STELLAR Alpine Rendezvous in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, December
Service
  • Discussant for Project Infuse: Infusing Engineering Concepts into Secondary Level Science   in Chicago, February 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh Learning Research and Design Center
    • Committee member for Bachelor of Science in Psychology honors thesis 2012
    • Instructor for Professional Development sessions provided to in-service public and parochial school teachers: demonstration of teacher and student materials associated with Biology Levers Out Of Mathematics project 2011
    • Instructor for Summer Dreamers Academy Design for Success Program for middle school students in Pittsburgh area 2011
  • Chair for Design Experiences Session at Frontiers in Education Conference in October 2011
  • Workshop Presenter: Space Dividers as Interactive Design Elements for Hochschule Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany, October 2010
  • Voice-over and artwork for video presented by Luleå University of Technology Functional Products Division at October deployment day in Stockholm for the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research 2010