Dr. Paul Fox of Greeneville was recently appointed the first Dean of the School of Education at Tusculum College.
Dr. Fox also serves as assistant professor of education.
“I am confident that Dr. Fox will provide key leadership to move Tusculum College forward and that he will guide our School of Education to continue to be a model for teacher education. He will be a strong mentor to our faculty in the program,” said Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College.
A 1977 graduate of Tusculum College, Dr. Fox has served as interim director of the School of Education since 2011. Fox has 25 years of administrative experience in education, including serving as school improvement specialist and supervisor for the Greene County School System.
Dr. Fox’s education background and experience includes licensure in elementary education, secondary biology, reading specialist and school administration. He has led the Teacher Education Unit at Tusculum College in preparing for and hosting an on-site Continuing Accreditation visit by the Tennessee Department of Education and has experience serving on Quality Assurance Review Teams for public schools seeking AdvancED or SACS CASI accreditation.
Dr. Fox currently serves on the boards of directors for the local YMCA and Washington College Academy. He has served as President of the Greeneville/Greene County Retired Teachers Association as well as on numerous faculty and administrator search committees at Tusculum College. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Service to Students award from the Greene County Partnership in 2007.
Fox has served as president of the Greeneville-Greene County Retired Teachers Association and has taught at Union College in Kentucky and at East Tennessee State University, and has taught in the Tusculum Graduate and Professional Studies program as an adjunct professor.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tusculum College and holds a master’s degree in reading and an Ed.D in educational administration, both from ETSU.
He and his wife, Melinda Matherly, attend Cedar Grove United Methodist Church and enjoy five grandchildren.