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Brad Cox

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Associate Professor

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University


Brad Cox is an associate professor of Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) at Michigan State University and founder of the nonprofit College Autism Network (CAN). His most recent scholarship focuses on the ways personal characteristics and institutional environments affect college students with disabilities, particularly those on the autism spectrum. More broadly, Cox’s studies explore factors that shape college experiences and outcomes for student populations often overlooked within higher education, including racially minoritized students, transfer students, adults, students facing difficult life events and first-generation college students. Alongside Brett Ranon Nachman, Cox directs the Postsecondary Education: Autistic Collegians’ Experiences of Success (PEACES) project.

Learn more about his career through his CV (2023).