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Cox, Murray William

Teaching Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Cox's research is focused on different teaching and assessment methods and how they interact. His focus is on college level remediation and the variables that exacerbate the teaching/learning experience for post-high school students.


  • mathematics education, remedial mathematics, undergraduate mathematics education



courses taught

  • APPM 1235 - Pre-Calculus for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Prepares students for the challenging content and pace of the calculus sequence required for all engineering majors. Covers algebra, trigonometry and selected topics in analytical geometry. Prepares students for the calculus courses offered for engineering students. Requires students to engage in rigorous work sessions as they review topics that they must be comfortable with to pursue engineering course work. Structured to accustom students to the pace and culture of learning encountered in engineering math courses. For more information about the math placement referred to in the "Enrollment Requirements", please contact your academic advisor. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 1021 or MATH 1150. Formerly GEEN 1235.
  • APPM 1340 - Calculus 1 with Algebra, Part A
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies selected topics in analytical geometry and calculus: rates of change of functions, limits, derivatives and their applications. This course and APPM 1345 together are equivalent to APPM 1350. The sequence of this course and APPM 1345 is specifically designed for students whose manipulative skills in the techniques of high school algebra and precalculus may be inadequate for APPM 1350. For more information about the math placement referred to in the "Enrollment Requirements", please contact your academic advisor.
  • APPM 1345 - Calculus 1 with Algebra, Part B
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of APPM 1340. Studies selected topics in calculus: derivatives and their applications, integration, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions. Algebraic and trigonometric topics are studied throughout, as needed. Degree credit not granted for this course and APPM 1350 or ECON 1088 or MATH 1081 or MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1330.
  • APPM 1360 - Calculus 2 for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Continuation of APPM 1350. Focuses on applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, improper integrals, Taylor's theorem, and infinite series. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 2300.
  • APPM 7400 - Topics in Applied Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics with the potential of being incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • COEN 1236 - Precalculus Work Group
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Develops and enhances problem solving skills for students enrolled in APPM 1235. Course is conducted in a collaborative learning environment with students working in groups under the guide of a facilitator.
  • COEN 1830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Explores topics of interest in transitioning to the College of Engineering and succeeding in STEM majors.
  • CSCI 1300 - Computer Science 1: Starting Computing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Teaches techniques for writing computer programs in higher level programming languages to solve problems of interest in a range of application domains. Appropriate for students with little to no experience in computing or programming. Degree credit not granted for this course and CSCI 1310 or CSCI 1320 or ECEN 1310. Same as CSPB 1300.
  • CSCI 2824 - Discrete Structures
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Covers foundational materials for computer science that is often assumed in advanced courses. Topics include set theory, Boolean algebra, functions and relations, graphs, propositional and predicate calculus, proofs, mathematical induction, recurrence relations, combinatorics, discrete probability. Focuses on examples based on diverse applications of computer science. Same as CSPB 2824.
  • CSCI 2834 - Discrete Structures Workgroup
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides additional problem-solving practice and guidance for students enrolled in CSCI 2824. Students work in a collaborative environment to further develop their problem-solving skills with the assistance of facilitators. Does not count as Computer Science credit for Computer Science majors or minors.
  • CSCI 3022 - Introduction to Data Science with Probability and Statistics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Introduces students to the tools methods and theory behind extracting insights from data. Covers algorithms of cleaning and munging data, probability theory and common distributions, statistical simulation, drawing inferences from data, and basic statistical modeling. Same as CSPB 3022.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.


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