Ronald W. Cox

Ronald W. Cox

Areas of Expertise

US Foreign Policy, International Political Economy


BA, University of Missouri-Columbia, Political Science, 1984
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia, Political Science, 1986
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science, 1991


Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 432
Tel: 305-348-6429 |

Professor Cox has written extensively in the areas of US foreign economic policy, international political economy, American foreign policy, and the political economy of baseball. His books include Power and Profits: US Policy in Central America, University of Kentucky Press, 1994; Business and the State in International Relations (ed.), Westview Press, 1997; US Politics and the Global Economy, with Dan Skidmore-Hess, Lynne Rienner Press, 1999; and Free Agency and Competitive Balance in Baseball, McFarland Press, 2006, and Corporate Power in American Foreign Policy (ed.), Routledge Press, 2012. He is currently working on a new book for Lexington Books titled Transnational Corporations and the New Globalization, forthcoming 2014.

Just this year, Professor Cox created the first open access academic journal in the history of FIU, titled Class, Race and Corporate Power.

Professor Cox has won several teaching awards and has taught a wide variety of courses, including American Foreign Policy, International Political Economy, and Corporate Power and American Politics. He served as Director of Graduate Studies of the Political Science program from the fall of 2008 through the spring of 2011. He has been Associate Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations from the summer of 2012 to the present.


Seminar in US Foreign Policy

Curriculum Vitae