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CODE appoints new Associate Director


Dr Ashley Cox, Global Diplomacy programme director at the University of London, has been appointed as the new Associate Director for the Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE).

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Dr Ashley Cox is a CODE Fellow, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Member of the British International Studies Association and Transatlantic Studies Association. He completed his PhD at the University of Leicester on the topic of  Wilsonianism in American foreign relations and is the author of Wilsonian Approaches to American Conflicts: From the War of 1812 to the First Gulf War. His current research interests are in the Areas of American foreign, defence and diplomatic policy.  

Ashley has been a proponent of online learning approaches throughout his time involved in University teaching. He has been researching areas of building overlapping online learning communities to aid in student support and progression.  

Commenting on his new appointment, Ashley said “It has been a great honour to accept this position as Associate Director. I look forward to working with colleagues to help CODE develop and expand in the coming years. Sharing best practices and helping our students has always been an essential part of the courses I have worked on, and I look forward to being able to continue to facilitate this over the coming years.”

About CODE

The Centre for Online and Distance Education (CODE) is a University of London initiative to support the development of expertise and innovation in the field of online and distance education through research, training, capacity building, and strategy and policy development. Our Fellows are thought leaders in the practice, research, leadership and pedagogy of online and distance education. There are currently 44 CODE Fellows drawn from across the globe led by CODE Director Dr Linda Amrane-Cooper and an executive team.