Randall J. Cox
Randall J. Cox, a principal lecturer in psychology and director of the Psychology Clinic, was named this year's recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award.
The APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology awards the honor each year to an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. Cox received the award during the APA's annual convention in August, and presented a lecture, "From a Whisper to a Lion's Roar: Giving Voice to Disability Issues in Training the Next Generation of Psychologists" as part of the awards ceremony.
Cox was chair of the APA's Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology from January through December 2009, and was a committee member from January 2007 through December 2008. Since 2007, he has served on the safety review board for the Spinal Cord Injury Vocational Research Project at the Dallas Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was a staff psychologist in the medical center's Spinal Cord Injury Unit for more than three years before he became a UNT faculty member and director of the Psychology Clinic in October 2007.
He has made numerous presentations on psychological adjustment to a spinal cord injury and sexuality after a spinal cord injury or other disability, disability issues in diversity training, and psychological aspects of chronic illness.
In addition to teaching in the Department of Psychology and directing the Psychology Clinic, Cox is the interim director of clinical training for his department.
He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from UNT.
Nancy Kolsti with UNT News Service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.