Dr. Herb Cox is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, teaching School Leadership. In 2021, Dr. Cox retired from 29 years of service in public education as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and most recently as a principal. His first 12 years of service were as a teacher and a coach. His last 17 years were spent as an administrator, with the past 9 years as Principal of Midway Middle School in Midway ISD in Hewitt, Texas.

Dr. Cox graduated from Baylor with a B.S. in Secondary Education in 1979 and then graduated again in 2008 with his Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Cox earned his Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in 2005.

Dr. Cox served as a Board member for the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, as well as an Executive Officer for TASSP. He was President of TASSP during the 2018-2019 school year. He has co-authored and published articles concerning the impact of Professional Development Schools as partners with Baylor University.

His interest is in growing aspiring administrators who will lead in both the public and private school systems with a Christian emphasis and a focus on serving all of God’s children. Teaching at Baylor was a long-time dream of Dr. Cox, and his appointment in 2021 was his first opportunity to serve in higher education.

Cox and his wife (also a Baylor grad) have two adult children who have both graduated from Baylor, as have their spouses. They also have five grandchildren. Their entire family has a strong love and tradition for Baylor University that spans three generations.