College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Committee Work
Dr. Linda J. Cox
Community Economic Development Specialist
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1982
M.S., Economics, Montana State University, 1978
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Business, Montana State University, 1976

Professional Academic Experience

Community Economic Development Specialist, 1983 – Present
University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Develop curriculum and provide formal and informal education; conduct and deliver applied research to the community. Subjects are entrepreneurship, resource management, business management, sustainable development, and human resource development, including strategic planning, leadership, capacity building and personal financial management. Accomplishments include:
  • Authored or co-authored, produced, and edited nearly 200 journal articles, books, book chapters, workbooks, fact sheets and other publications, as well as videos.

  • Organized or co-organized, and presented more than 150 conferences, short courses, workshops, meetings, and seminars on a variety of community economic development issues in locations across Hawaii; clients include government agencies, businesses, community associations and non-profit organizations.

  • Taught undergraduate and graduate courses, including Introduction to Quantitative
    Methods, Introductory Economics, Agricultural Systems Analysis, Marketing Agricultural Products, Management in Agribusiness, Agricultural Accounting & Financial Analysis, and Community Economic Development. Serve as affiliate faculty in Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Science. Certified Trainer of Mini-Society, an experienced-based system to teach 8-12 year-olds about entrepreneurship.

  • Secured over $1.5 million in grants as principal investigator, co-principal investigator, or collaborator on a variety of extension and research projects.

  • Provided professional assistance to government agencies, professional associations,community groups, businesses, non-profit organizations and university faculty in Hawaii,throughout the rest of the Nation and in countries around the world. Approved for the Fulbright Senior Specialists Roster.

Visiting Scholar, 2005
National School of Agriculture, Meknes Morocco

Determined the feasibility of promotional programs for Moroccan agricultural products and examined possibilities for generic publicity of Moroccan agricultural commodities. Worked with Dr. Ali Abidar at the National School of Agriculture as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

Agribusiness Development Specialist, 2000
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and the Rural Business Cooperative Service, United States Department of Agriculture
Member of 4-person team working on project funded by U.S. Agency for InternationalDevelopment in cooperation with South Africa’s National Department of Agriculture and AFRICARE. Developed a “train the trainer” curricula for extension educators and piloted the curricula in the rural areas of Msinga and Nebo, South Africa. Highest anking candidate for the team from a nationwide pool of 64 applicants.
Department Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1997–1998
Administered a unit with research, extension and instructional programs, including a graduate program, an undergraduate program and three large UHM service courses. Managed 14 faculty in five locations and an office staff of four. Significantly upgraded departmental infrastructure and produced the first departmental accomplishment report.
Graduate Program Chair, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1996–1999
Administered graduate program, including departmental research assistants and teaching assistants. Streamlined the program in response to a decline in resources. Received unanimous rankings of “highest satisfaction” from students in response to a 1999 program evaluation assessing her performance as Graduate Chair. Received student nomination for CTAHR’s mentoring award in recognition of outstanding support of student learning and was selected for Ka Pouhana Award, 2000.

Served as a consultant for a variety of clients, including businesses, government agencies
and non-profit organizations. Complete list available upon request.

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