Susan Cox, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Business


Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University of California, Davis and Fresno State University (JDPEL), 2006
M.A., Public Administration, University of California, San Francisco, 1982
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976

Professional and Service Experience

Work experience:
  • Adjunct faculty, degree completion program, Fresno Pacific University, 1994-present
  • Director of Risk Management/Employee Benefits, Visalia Unified School District, 1998-present
  • Adjunct faculty, masters in education program, Fresno State University, 2011
  • Personnel manager, City of Visalia, 1996-1998
  • Management analyst, City of Visalia, 1985-1996
  • Consulting/contract work, College of the Sequoias, Porterville College, Kings County, Tulare County, City of Porterville, Kaweah Delta Hospital, Central California Tristeza Eradication Agency, Tulare County Department of Education, YMCA, and Self-Help Enterprises, 1983-1994
  • Administrative analyst, City of Visalia, 1978-1982


  • Risk Management Committee, Boy Scouts of America Council
  • Diversity Director and College Relations Director, California Human Resources State Council
  • Past chair of Business Development Committee, Visalia Chamber of Commerce
  • Past membership chair and board member, Networking for Women
  • Past board member and past president, Tulare County Affirmative Action Advisory Board
  • Board member, Tulare County American Cancer Society
  • Tulare County Asthma Collation
  • National mentor/trainer, Tools for School IAQ program, U.S. E.P.A.
  • Superintendent's Advisory Committee, Visalia Unified School District

Professional Affiliations

  • Central California Chapter of International Personnel Management Association
  • Central Valley Public Agency Risk Managers Association
  • Northern California RELIEF
  • Public Agency Risk Managers Association
  • Society of Human Resources
  • Tulare County Schools Self-Insurance Authority
  • Tulare County Schools Insurance Group
  • Tulare/Kings Personnel Association

Publications and Presentations

I have given presentations on the following topics:

  • Harassment preventionĀ 
  • Diversity and valuing differences
  • Team buildingĀ 
  • Management style
  • Supervisory skills
  • Handling difficult people
  • Conflict resolution
  • Personal behavior style