Dr. Carolyn Cox
Board of Directors
Dr. Carolyn Cox is a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from Oklahoma and an accomplished academic, currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Northeastern State University. With over 18 years of clinical service experience, her expertise lies in working with survivors of sexual assault, substance abuse, and mental health issues.
Her journey began in 2006 when she initiated her work with survivors of sexual assault at Help-In-Crisis, an organization dedicated to providing resources and support for these individuals. Her commitment to the cause led her to the role of Board President for the same organization in 2018, where she has effectively guided and influenced policy for the last two years.
Simultaneously, Dr. Cox has dedicated 14 years of her career to education, specifically supervising the Practicum for the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program at her university. As a full-time faculty member, she brings invaluable field experience into the classroom, bridging the gap between theory and practice for her students.
Dr. Cox holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Oklahoma State University. Throughout her career, she has persistently pursued her interests in sexual assault survivorship, substance abuse, and mental health, making notable contributions to the fields through her practical and academic endeavors. Her work is characterized by deep empathy, rigorous scholarship, and a relentless pursuit of improving survivor support structures.