John Michael Cox Joins Theatre Faculty

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 12, 2019) – John Michael Cox joined the Bob Jones University faculty this fall as an assistant professor in the Department of Theatre in the School of Fine Arts and Communication.

Cox earned both a BA and MA in theatre arts from BJU. He went on to complete an MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University in 2019.

“We’re so excited to have John returning to the theatre faculty here after his work on his MFA degree in classical acting,” said Dr. Darren Lawson, dean of BJU’s School of Fine Arts and Communication. “We look forward to his work in the classroom and on stage.”

Cox has served in various roles at BJU including student assistant at BJU’s Performance Hall, drama specialist at BJU Press, and traveling drama team leader. As a drama team leader, he managed multiple events while directing team members as they performed two plays up to seven times a week across the country on behalf of BJU.

For over a decade, he has performed in local acting and singing groups such as Avon Players, Stagecrafters, the Greenville Shakespeare Company, and BJU’s Classic Players. Cox will teach Introduction to Acting, and Voice & Articulation classes this semester.

“Joining the BJU theatre arts faculty is an absolute honor! To grow as an educator with this group of professors is a wondrous opportunity for me,” said Cox. “I’m excited to help our students push themselves toward renewed creativity and adventurous storytelling!”