James Fox, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, 2011 

M.S. Educational Leadership & Administration, Cairn University, 2001 

M.Div. Trinity International University, 1992 

B.S. Biblical Studies, Cairn University, 1988  



Dr. James Fox comes to USM with many years of executive and administrative leadership experience in the P-12 educational setting. His leadership included accreditation, building expansions, fund-raising, strategic planning, leadership development and many change initiatives. He earned a M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Cairn University and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. Prior to coming to USM he held adjunct positions at both Cairn University (in Pennsylvania as well as their international campus in Kandern, Germany) and Delaware State University. Dr. Fox's research interests are authentic leadership, faculty trust, personal and social identification, and servant leadership. Dr. Fox joined the Department of Leadership and School Counseling as an Assistant Professor in 2014.  



Siers, R., Fox, J., Attoh, P. (2013, February). The Effect of Mentor Teachers’ Authentic Leadership on Student Intern Efficacy in the Learning Organizations of Professional Development Schools during the Internship Practicum. Paper presented at the National Professional Development Schools Conference in New Orleans, LA.  



Fox, J., Gong, T., and Attoh, P. (2014) The Impact of Principal as Authentic Leader on Teacher Trust in the K-12 Educational Context. Journal of Leadership Studies. (Under review).



  • American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

  • International Leadership Association (ILA)

  • National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS)

  • National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA)

  • The National Society of Leadership and Success