News from MacMurray College
Social work professor retires
John Cox leaves the college after more than 15 years.
John Cox, Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has retired from MacMurray College after more than 15 years of instruction.
Cox focused on ethics, professional development, and team work. He also regularly published and presented papers throughout his time at MacMurray on topics such as social work with members of the military and their families and social work in rural areas. His research informed the special topics classes he taught.
“In social work, we prepare practitioners to work on the frontline to ease human suffering and provide a better quality of life,” said Cox. “I believe it is what MacMurray does best, prepare future generations of social workers, teachers, nurses, and other professionals to serve their communities. I am very honored to have been a part of that mission.”
Joseph Squillace will join MacMurray’s faculty as an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He comes to MacMurray from St. Louis, MO, where he has taught classes in policy, community development and social work at Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis Community College at Meramec.