Amy Cox

Amy Cox

Associate Professor of Marketing/Chair, Department of Economics, Accounting and Business

Amy Cox



Office: Kuhn 301

Phone: 864.596.9087


BA, Duke University

MBA, University of Michigan

PhD, University of Minnesota


Dr. Cox is an associate professor of marketing in the Department of Economics, Accounting and Business. Her research interests include the psychology of decision making in marketing, marketing in popular culture, and marketing education. She teaches a variety of marketing courses at Converse.

Dr. Cox’s publications include “Teaching about Reference Groups Using Sex and the City,” (Proceedings of the Atlantic Marketing Association Twenty-fourth Annual Conference, 2008) and, with Dr. Orville C. Walker, “Reactions to Disappointing Performance in Manufacturer-Distributor Relationships: The Role of Escalation and Resource Commitments,” Psychology and Marketing, Volume 14, Number 8, 1997.

Her presentations include, with Dr. Madelyn Young, “The Mind Reels: The Economic and Consumer Behavior Milieu of Breakfast at Tiffany’s (2008)” and “Economic, Managerial and Marketing Content in Working Girl (2009)” at the annual meetings of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.

Dr. Cox earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota, her MBA from the University of Michigan and her BA in political science from Duke University. She previously taught at Gardner-Webb University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has worked in nonprofit management, federal government relations and as a marketing research consultant for a variety of organizations.

Converse College offices will be closed Wednesday, November 27 through December 1. Offices will reopen December 2 at 8:30 am.