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Faculty Spotlight: Clyde Cox

Clyde Cox

Clyde Cox
Program: Computer and
Internetworking Technologies

Clyde Cox has always been interested in how things worked.

"The first time I can remember taking anything apart was an old TV set when I was about 12 years old," he explained. "It fascinated me because at the time I couldn't figure out how it worked."

Although Cox first obtained an undergraduate degree in secondary education, he ended up working as a network engineer at Bell Labs. He also earned a bachelor's degree Business Administration and a master's degree in Management from Aurora University. But while at Bell Labs, he began teaching, and that interest in education returned.

In 2002, he became a full-time faculty member at College of DuPage, from which he himself earned both Associate in Arts and Associate in Applied Science degrees. Cox is now a professor in the Computer and Internetworking Technologies program.

"When I was teaching while at Bell Labs, I enjoyed the challenge," he said. "Now I hope my students develop that love of learning and that no matter how much they learn, they'll never learn it all. But I'm inspired by anyone who works to better themselves."

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