Dr. Amy S. Cox
Director, International Peace & Conflict Resolution Program
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Dr. Cox became the Director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program in 2013 and has been teaching at Arcadia since 2008. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2010, and an M.A. from Arcadia University in 2001 in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.
In the classroom, Dr. Cox teaches a variety of courses related to peace and conflict resolution, security studies, and terrorism and counter-terrorism. She has also led Arcadia students on global field studies in Northern Ireland, Costa Rica, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Dr. Cox is both a practitioner and scholar in the field of conflict resolution. She facilitates Alternatives to Violence (AVP) and Healing and Rebuilding Our Community workshops in local community settings as well as at Graterford State Correctional Institute. Much of Cox’s past research and writing has focused on ethno-nationalist violence in advanced democracies, with case studies on Ireland, Corsica and Quebec.
Currently she is focusing on conceptualizing terrorism as a distinct form of political violence and is at work on a book manuscript that posits that government responses to “terrorists” and political violence determine the likelihood of their success.