Michelle Cox joined the Knight Institute as the inaugural Director of the English Language Support Office in 2014. Previously, she was faculty at Bridgewater State University (BSU) and Dartmouth College. At BSU, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses on writing, writing theory, and writing pedagogy as well as launched and directed a Writing Across the Curriculum program. In 2012, she was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, as well as a Teaching Excellence award. At Dartmouth, she served as a Multilingual Specialist, and provided support to international undergraduates and graduate students. She earned her PhD in Composition Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2006.
Her scholarship focuses on WAC theory and administration, graduate writing support, and second language writing. Her publications include Reinventing Identities in Second Language Writing (NCTE, 2010) (edited with Jay Jordan, Christina Ortmeier-Hooper and Gwen Gray Schwartz), a special issue of ATD WAC and Second Language Writing: Cross-Field Research, Theory, and Program Development (Dec 2011) (edited with Terry Myers Zawacki), WAC and Second Language Writing: Research toward Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices (WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2014) (edited with Terry Myers Zawacki). She has also published chapters and articles on composition pedagogy, faculty development, WAC program administration, and second language writing. She serves on the editorial boards of the WAC Clearinghouse and Across the Disciplines, and is the founding co-chair (with Nigel Caplan) of the Consortium on Graduate Communication.