William Cox Jr. , Ph.D.


Christian School Program Chair


Dr. William Cox is a professor in the School of Education and is the director of Christian Education Programs. He has taught internationally and published extensively, with his most recent book titled Tyranny Through Public Education: The Case Against Government Control of Education. He was chairman of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Toledo, and served as the Dean of Regent's College of Education and Human Services for three years. His research areas of interest relate to parental choice in education, Christian learning theory, and the educational implications of Holy Nation citizenship.


Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 1985-86

Regent University Air Force Commendation Medal, 1982

Air Medal, U.S. Air Force, 1967


Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2015). "Kingdom education." In Kurian, G.T. & Lamport, M.A. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Christian Education (Vol 2), Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2013). Tyranny through public education (revised edition). Maitland, FL: Xulon Press.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2011) three chapters in edited book, The secret kingdom for educators, Arroyo, A.A. & Jordan, H. (Eds.), Boston MA: Pearson.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2003). Tyranny through public education. Washington, DC: Allegiance Press.

Publications and Papers:

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2014, Summer). "Public or not – Education is functionally religious." New Educational Foundations. Vol. 3, 13-28.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2014, April/May). "Integration of faith and learning: A heuristic guide." The Journal of Adventist Education. 24-31.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2014). "Inconclusive teacher impact research: A biblical interpretation." Christian Scholar’s Review. 43(3), 213-231.

Cox, Wm. F. Jr., Swezey, J.A., & Edelmann, S. (2012). "A heuristic process for Biblical integration." Journal of Christian Education. 53(3) 57-67. Available at http://www.regent.edu/acad/schedu/pdfs/heuristic-integration-process.pdf.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2012). "A Psalm 78 perspective on education." Journal of Research on Christian Education. 21(2), 174-187.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2011). "'Thy Kingdom Come' approach to Christian education." 2011 Forum for Christian teacher educators. Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design Publications.

Cox, Wm. F., Jr. (2011). "Kingdom education." Journal of Research on Christian Education, 20(3), 330-341.

Cox, W.F., Jr., Barnum, K. & Hameloth, N.J. (2010, February/March). "A nine-point lesson plan format for Christian education." Journal of Adventist Education. pp. 4-9.

Rovai, A. P., Baker, J. D., & Cox, W. F., Jr. (2008). "How Christian is Christian distance higher education?" Christian Higher Education, 7:1-22. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/how_christian.pdf

Cox, W.F., Jr., (November 2008). "Pastor, please promote Christian education." Assembly of God Newsletter .

Cox, W. F., Jr., Hameloth, N.J., & Talbot, D.P. (2007). "Biblical fidelity of Christian school textbooks." Journal of Research on Christian Education, 16, 181-210. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/textbooks.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., Barnum, K.T., & Hameloth, N.J. (2007). "Lesson plan format for Christian education." Journal of Christian Education, Vol. 50. No. 1. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/lesson_plan.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2007). "Two biblical positions that argue against illegal abortion protest." Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, p. 42-52. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/two_positions.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2007). "Biblical fidelity of Christian school textbooks." Journal of Research on Christian Education. 16(2), 181-210.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2007, spring/summer). "If the foundations be destroyed." Christian Leader, p. 3. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/foundations.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2007). "The inseparability of education and religion and implications for federal involvement in education." Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, 1(1), 42-64. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/inseparability.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2006). "Parental educational responsibility: Is the medium necessarily the proper message in Christian schooling?" Journal of Research on Christian Education, 15(2), 103- 110. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/parental_responsibility.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., & White, R. (2006, January 18). "Dear pastor, please help promote Christian education." Homeschooling Helper. Available at www.homeschoolingtoday.com

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2006-2007). "An open letter to pastors to promote Christian education." Christian School Education, 10(4), 40-41. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/40-OpenLettertoPastors.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2005-2006). "Heart and mind: Head and heart integration." Christian School Education, 9(3), 27. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Heart_and_Mind.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2005, March 16). "It’s not just a bad law, it’s unconstitutional." Education Week, 24(27), 39. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/EW_Letter_to_editor.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2004). "The Christian mission in higher education: 'Let this mind be in you.'" Faculty Dialogue, 26. Available at www.iclnet.org/pub/facdialogue/Issue26/Cox.html

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2003-2004, Winter). "Policy and cultural ramifications regarding religion in education." Texas Education Review, 3(1), 1-15. www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/policy_cultural_ramifications.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Haney, N. S. (2002). "Analysis of Christian character curricula: Development of holy nation citizens." Journal of Research on Christian Education, 11(2), 121-159. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Analysis_of_Char_Curr.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Barnum, K. (2001). "Can the salt be made salty again?: Christian education and its impact on culture." Christian School Education, 4(4), 5-8. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Salt_Made_Salty_Again.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2001). "Wisdom in defeat: Prayer in public schools." Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 5(1), 51-60. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/wisdom_in_defeat.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2001). "Transforming school culture to expressions of worship and fellowship: Transformation, not just performance." In Association of Christian Schools International (Ed.), Leadership Academy Report (pp. 34-40). Colorado Springs, CO: Association of Christian Schools International. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Expressions_Worship_Fellowship.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2000-2001). "The original meaning of the establishment clause and its application to education." Regent University Law Review, 13(1), 111-143. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Original_Meaning.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2000). "Relationship of Enlightenment to the cultural mandate for a biblical view of education." Journal of Research on Christian Education, 9(1), 7-30. www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/enlightment.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., Arroyo, A. A., & Bostain, D. (1999). "Developing a nurturance teaching model." In D. C. Elliott & S. D. Holtrop (Eds.), Nurturing and reflective teachers: A Christian approach for the 21st century (pp. 129-140). Claremont, CA: Learning Light Educational Consulting and Publishing. www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/nurturance_teaching_model.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998). "A biblical philosophy of higher education." Christian Education Journal, 2(2), 33-43. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Biblical_Philosophy.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., Arroyo, A. A., Tindall, E. R., & Uecker, M. V. (1997). "Outcomes-based education: Confusion in theory, philosophy, and practice." Journal of Research on Christian Education, Spring, 6(1), 79-94. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Outcome- based_Education.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997). "The school prayer amendment: A false division between public education and the religious right." Religion & Education, 24(2), 68-73. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/School_Prayer_Amendment.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997). "Christian nationalism and implications for educational philosophy." Journal of Church and State, 39(1), 131-143. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Christian_Nationalism.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997). "Lessons about education that Christianity can learn from a defector." Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 1(2), 111-118. Available at http://www.regent.edu/acad/schedu/pdfs/publications/cox/Lessons_from_Defector.pdf

Pierce, B. J., & Cox, W. F., Jr. (1995). "Development of faith and religious understanding in children." Psychological Reports, 76, 957-958. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Development_of_Faith.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1992, Winter). "The Bible and Rokeach's theory: Two contrasting views on openmindedness." Faculty Dialogue, 16, 79-94. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Bible_and_Rokeachs_Theory.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1990, August/September). "Education and the Christian." The Paper, 3. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Education_and_the_Christian.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1985). "Content analysis of the dogmatism scale from a biblical perspective." The High School Journal, 68(3), 197-204. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Dogmatism_Biblical_Perspective.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1984). "Spiritual egocentrism: A perspective on spiritual maturity." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 12(1), 40-44. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Spiritual_Egocentrism.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Matz, R. (1982). "Comprehension of school prose as a function of reasoning level and instructional prompting." Journal of Educational Psychology, 74(1), 77-84.

Cox, W. F., Jr., Haefner, B. J., & Rinda, S. J. (1982). "Training the skill of mental elaboration in adults." Psychological Reports, 51, 528-530.

Cox, W. F., Jr., Somers, T. M., & Rinda, S. J. (1982). "Processing versus structural changes in short term memory." Journal of Structural Learning, 7, 115-126.

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Luhrs, J. A. (1981). "Developmental relationship between formal and dogmatic reasoning." Psychological Reports, 48, 726. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Formal_Dogmatic_Reasoning.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr., & McCann, F. (1981, Winter). "Come as little children." Focus, 4(1), 22-24.

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Dunn, T. G. (1979). "Mastery learning: A psychological trap?" Educational Psychologist, 14, 24-29.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1978). "Problem solving as a function of abstract or concrete words." Contemporary Educational Psychology, 3, 95-101.

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Fletcher, H. J. (1978). "Variation of age and task difficulty in selection versus reception stimulus presentation paradigms." American Journal of Psychology, 92, 115-123.

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Luhrs, J. A. (1978). "Relationship between locus of control and alcohol and drug-related behaviors in teenagers." Social Behavior and Personality, 6(2), 191-194.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1976-1977). "Implementation and evaluation of a teacher training institute on comprehensive educational planning." International Journal of Instructional Media, 4(3), 273-284.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1976). "Problem solving as influenced by stimulus abstractness-concreteness." Psychology, 13(1), 37-44.

Cox, W. F., Jr., & Fletcher, H. J. (1976). "Information seeking vs. information utilization in children's induction of incomplete pictures." Perceptual and Motor Skills, 43(1), 151-153.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1976). "A procedural model of implementing a needs-based instructional workshop." Catalyst for Change, 6, 28-29.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1974). "Development and implementation of a training program for educational research and development personnel: Final report." Washington, DC: National Institute of Education.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1972). "Developmental aspects of scientific reasoning: Final report." Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Education.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1972). "Developmental aspects of inductive and deductive reasoning." Dissertation Abstracts International, 33(07), 3372. (UMI No. 7300186)

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1969). "A feasibility study in teaching geometric shapes to kindergarten children via computer assisted instruction." Unpublished master's thesis, University of Maryland, College Park.

Newsletter Articles:

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2001, Aug. 21). "Interview: Why kids cheat." Portfolio, p. 2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2000, February). "Elder’s wisdom: Why?" Harvest Assembly Newsletter, 5(1), p. 3.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1999, May). "Elder's wisdom." Harvest Herald, p. 2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1999, March). "No other gods before us." Harvest Herald, p. 3.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, December). "Christian civitas." Harvest Herald, p. 3.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, October/November). "The earthly good of being heavenly minded." Harvest Herald, p. 3.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, September). "Educational vouchers: The wrong solution." Hampton Roads Christian, p. 2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, July). "Please, not another prayer amendment." Hampton Roads Christian, p. 2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, June). "The troubled church." Harvest Herald, p. 3.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, March). "WWJD." Harvest Herald, p. 5.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997, January). "The ways of the world." Harvest Herald, p. 2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1996, November). "The holy nation." Harvest Herald, p.2.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1992, August). "Charge to the graduates." The Trumpet's Sound, 1(4), p. 2.

Newspaper articles:

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2005, November 28). "Mutated thinking on evolution." The Virginian-Pilot, p. B8. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Mutated_Thinking.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (2005, February 20). "An amendment that would please Jefferson." The Virginian-Pilot, p. J4.

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1998, January 5). "Let parents choose among all schools." The Virginian-Pilot, p. B6. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Let_Parents_Choose.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997, July 26). "The shame of sex education." The Virginian-Pilot, p. B8. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Shame_of_sex_ed.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997, March 25). "Thomas Jefferson speaks to the parental rights amendment." The Virginian-Pilot, p. B10. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Jefferson_speaks.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1997, February 28). "Educational-accountability plan: Is it possible?" The Virginian-Pilot, p. A16. Available atwww.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Accountibility_Plan.pdf

Cox, W. F., Jr. (1996, December 18). "Church and state not meant to be so separate." The Virginian-Pilot, p. A18. Available at www.regent.edu/education/pdfs/publications/cox/Church_State_Separate.pdf

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