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Respected History Professor Steps Into Interim Dean Role

Marnie SantoyoJun 1, 2012

This week, Dr. Caroline Cox stepped into her new role as College of the Pacific's Interim Dean. She was appointed by Provost Maria Pallavicini in April to replace former dean, Dr. Tom Krise, who is now president of Pacific Lutheran University in Washington. Giulio Ongaro, dean of the Conservatory of Music, is chairing the formal search for a new dean.

Dean Cox came to Pacific in 1998 and has distinguished herself with prolific and highly respected scholarship, diligent campus service, and a commitment to Pacific's student-centered, engaged teaching ideals. She was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award by the University in 2010. She earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the University of California, Berkeley.

She is acclaimed for her research on the American Revolution and has published three books: A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington's Army published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2004; Opening Up North America 1497-1800, part of the Discovery and Exploration Series and co-authored by COP's Dr. Ken Abala in 2005; and The Fight to Survive: A Young Girl, Diabetes and the Discovery of Insulin published by Kaplan, Inc. in 2009.

Dean Cox is working on her fourth book, depicting the history of boy soldiers (kids under 16) who fought in the Revolution.



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