Allie Cox is a clinical assistant professor in the Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development (LLOD) program and co-director of the Graduate Certificate in Organization Coaching at the University of Georgia. She has earned degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia and is a certified Sherpa executive coach. Prior to joining the LLOD faculty, Dr. Cox held positions leading learning and development programs in public health, information technology, and higher education. She has over 20 years of experience in training and professional development, leadership development, program administration, organization development, instructional design, and group facilitation. Her scholarly interests include adult learning and development, leadership development, women’s leadership development, coaching, professional development, and online learning. In all of her work, Dr. Cox seeks to create conditions for deep learning to help adults grow and flourish in their work and lives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult learning and development
  • Executive coaching
  • Leadership development
  • Women's leadership development
  • Training and professional development
  • Online learning


  • Transformative learning
  • Collective coaching
  • Equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Women's leadership development
  • Polarity management
  • Subject-object interviewing
  • Employee development



  •  Ph.D. in Adult Education, 2016
    University of Georgia
  •  MPA, 2005
    University of Georgia
  •  BA in English, 2001
    Vanderbilt University