(Discusses the history of immigration to the United States...)
Discusses the history of immigration to the United States, the challenges that immigrants face, and the impact of immigration on modern society
Vic Cox graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, with Bachelor of Arts (political science) in 1964. In 1967 he finished University of California, Los Angeles, obtaining Master of Arts (journalism).
Mr. Cox served as a writer/editor for Westways magazine, Los Angeles, CA, during 1971-1975. He was appointed instructor at California State University, department of Journalism, Long Beach, CA, in 1977-1978. From 1979 to 1983 Vic Cox was a copyeditor for Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles.
In 1982-1988 he worked as a copyeditor for Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara, CA. Mr. Cox has been a freelance writer and editor from 1976. In 1982-1983 he acted as a consultant, University of Southern California Sea Grant. Then he held the post of a public information representative, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1989, 1991-1992. Between 1989 and 1991 Vic Cox took the position of an assistant advisor, Santa Barbara City College Journalism Department. Also he worked in Brazil for the U.S. Peace Corps, 1964-1966, and has served on various boards of environmental and educational groups and has been involved with nonprofit community theater.
He has been a contributor to contributor to ABCs of Nature, When the Lion Roars, The Columbia Encyclopedia, Whalewatcher: Journal of the American Cetacean Society, Alolkoy.
Military service: U.S. Army, 1967-1969; became Specialist 5.
"My service, in writing books that showcase differing views on social issues, is that of the honest broker; I gather and synthesize the soundest opposing arguments fairly, no matter my personal beliefs. That does not mean I have no opinions on the issues; it simply acknowledges that no one has a monopoly on the truth."
"Long ago I realized that young adults want respect just as much as, if not more than, older adults. An author cannot talk down to young people without showing disrespect for them and losing his readers to writers who do appreciate them. It is a challenge to shape complex subjects so that such books inform readers rather than tell them what to think, and a good editor is invaluable. I hope my efforts shed more light than heat and that readers will enjoy playing with the ideas on display."
National Association of Science Writers , United States
Authors Guild , United States
Authors League of America , United States
Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators , United States
American Cetacean Society , United States
American Society of Journalists and Authors , United States
Environmental Defense Fund , United States
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Santa Barbara , United States
Kappa Tau Alpha , United States
Mr. Cox is married and has one daughter.