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engineering , university dean , management consultant

Ronald Baker Cox, American engineering and management consultant, university dean. Registered professional engineer, Tennessee. Named Engineer of Year, Greater Chattanooga Area, 1982, Engineer of the Decade, 1990.


Cox, Ronald Baker was born on September 27, 1943 in Chattanooga. Son of Fred T. and Mary A. (Baker) Cox.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University Tennessee, 1965. Master of Science, University Tennessee, 1968. Master of Business Administration, Vanderbilt University, 1980.

Doctor of Philosophy, Rice University, Houston, 1970.


Design engineer, duPont Company, 1965-1966; director engineering, Indiana Boiler Company, 1966-1968; director engineering research, U. Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1972-1974; dean engineering, U. Tennessee, since 1979; managing director motor vehicle diagnostic demonstration program, unites states department Transportation, 1974-1976; president, International Engineering and Management, consultant firm., since 1968.


  • Registered professional engineer, Tennessee.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles, reports, columns in field.


Deacon Signal Mountain (Tennessee) Baptist Church, since 1972. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (chapter president 1979-1980), National Society of Professional Engineers, Texas Society Professional Engineers, Tennessee Society Professional Engineers, American Society for Engineering Management (national president since 1994), American Society Engineering Education, Order Engineering, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce (committee chairman 1976-1977), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Chattanooga Engineers Club (president 1980).


Married Nancy C. Barger. Children: Kathy, David, Sherry.

Fred T. Cox

Mary A. (Baker) Cox

Nancy C. Barger

Kathy Cox

Sherry Cox

David Cox