I Am West Georgia
Name: Tommy Cox
Job title: Associate Professor of Theatre Arts.
What I really do: I mentor our theatre majors in the areas of scenic, lighting and sound design. The classes I teach range from American Musical Theatre to an advanced course in theatre design.
Years at UWG: Ten.
Before UWG, I: Was Director of Theatre at Gordon College in Barnesville, Ga.
I came to UWG because: Carrollton is a great place to raise a family.
One thing I would change about UWG: All it takes is money…
I was born in: Owensboro, Kentucky.
Family members are: I am married to Ann Catherine Cox who is the gifted teacher at Carrollton Elementary School. We have two sons. Robert is nine and Thomas is 13.
People describe me as: Laid back and funny, though I don’t see it.
Most colleagues don’t know that: I have a small farm where we raise chickens, ducks and alpaca.
Favorite things to do: Drive in the mountains of Georgia and enjoy a big country-style meal.
Favorite quote: Whenever I was about to start a new chapter in my life, my grandmother would always say, “Remember who you are.” These, I believe, are good words to live by.
Proudest accomplishment so far: Being ordained a Deacon in our church.
Pet peeve: Oh, where to begin…
Best advice ever received: In order to be successful, you must surround yourself with successful people.
Best advice for new faculty and staff: Ask questions; be present.
What I most want to contribute to students: A love of what they do.
The book everyone should read: John Adams by David McCullough.
The movie everyone should watch: Either October Sky or Somewhere in Time. (Heck, watch them both on a furlough day!)
The person dead or alive I’d most like to meet: Any of our founding fathers.
The place I’d love to travel to: Australia.
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