Cynthia Cox (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is an Associate Professor of English. She teaches courses in composition at the introductory, intermediate, advanced and graduate levels. Dr. Cox regularly teaches Theories of Writing, Business Writing, First-Year Writing, and Third-Year Writing. In the latter two courses, she and her students analyze creative nonfiction as they explore various topics in popular culture. Her more recent writing courses have centered on such subjects as visual literacy and new media. She also teaches courses on children's literature and coordinates internships for the English Department. Additionally, Dr. Cox is a folklorist; her primary interested in this field are fairy tales, urban legends, personal experience narratives, and ethnography. In her capacity as a folklorist, she is a leader in an interdisciplinary service-learning project for which Belmont students and faculty do work on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation located in South Dakota. Finally, Dr. Cox can tell you anything you want to know about Bruce Springsteen or James Taylor. Dr. Cox is currently the Internship Coordinator for the English Major.