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Dr. Bradley E. Cox is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Higher Education program at Florida State University (FSU), where he is also a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS). Dr. Cox is also the Founder of the College Autism Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization linking varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-guided efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for postsecondary students with autism.

Dr. Cox’s research on college student success has earned over $580,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NASPA Foundation, the TG Public Benefit Program, and the Spencer Foundation. His work has been published in many of the field’s top-tier journals, including Educational Researcher, the Journal of Higher Education, and the Journal of College Student Development. His most recent scholarship examines the systemic, institutional, and personal conditions that shape college access, experiences, and outcomes for students on the autism spectrum.

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Academic Positions

  • Present2016

    Associate Professor of Higher Education

    Florida State University

  • 20192016

    Founder & Executive Director

    College Autism Network

  • 20162010

    Assistant Professor of Higher Education

    Florida State University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2010

    Ph.D. in Higher Education

    Pennsylvania State University

  • M.Ed. 2004

    Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs

    University of South Carolina

  • B.S. 2002

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (English Minor)

    University of North Carolina