Associate Professor
CNPS Area Coordinator
CNPS 362 Coordinator
Scarfe Library Block 298


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2011, Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Kansas, 2009, Ph.D.
York College of Pennsylvania, 2003, B.S.

Scholarly Interests:

Social support’s impact on mental health & well-being; what facilitates help seeking; predictors of suicide; the process and outcome of group and individual psychotherapy; trauma, stress, & coping; veteran & military populations; quantitative research methods; and career-related decision making.

Selected Publications:

Cox, D. W., Krieshok, T. S., Bjornsen, A. L., & Zumbo, B. D. (in press). The Occupational Engagement Scale-Student: Development and initial validation. Journal of Career Assessment. doi:10.1177/1069072714523090

Cox, D. W., & Owen, J. J. (in press). Validity evidence for a perceived social support measure in a population health context. In B. D. Zumbo & E. K. H. Chan (Eds.). Validity and Validation in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences. New York: Springer.

Cox, D. W., Westwood, M. J., Hoover, S. M., Chan, E. K. H., Kivari, C. A., Dadson, M. R., & Zumbo, B. D. (2014). Evaluation of a group intervention for veterans who experienced military-related trauma. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 3, 367-380. doi:10.1521/ijgp.2014.64.3.367

Cox, D. W. (2014). Gender differences on professional consultation for a mental health concern: A Canadian population study. Canadian Psychology, 55(2), 68-74. doi:10.1037/a0036296

Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Cox, D. W., & Greene, F. N. (2012). Post-admission cognitive therapy: A brief intervention for psychiatric inpatients admitted after a suicide attempt. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 233–244. doi:10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.11.006

Cox, D. W., Ghahramanlou-Holloway, M., Greene, F. N., Bakalar, J. L., Schendel, C. L.,  Nademin, E., Jobes, D., Englert, D., & Kindt, M. (2011). Suicide in the United States Air Force: Risk factors communicated before and at death. Journal of Affective Disorders, 133, 398–405. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2011.05.011

Courses Taught:

CNPS 574 Career Development
CNPS 584 Program Evaluation
CNPS 508 Trauma Psychology
CNPS 669 Research in Counselling Psychology