Robert Cox, senior associate dean for globalization and professor of construction management, has been named a 2017 Global Faculty Fellow by Purdue’s Office of Corporate and Global Partnerships (OCGP).
As an OCGP Fellow, Cox will focus on the campus collaboration for initiatives in India and Colombia which integrate the vision and efforts of multiple disciplines across campus into scalable models that have the largest possible impact on instruction, research, and human and institutional capacity development. Two priority projects will include further developing an academic-industry-government alliance for the aerospace sector in Colombia as well as a three-way corporate-institutional partnership between India’s Adani Group, the Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management and Purdue.
In addition, Cox will leverage his knowledge and experience in international partnership development to generalize tools for analyzing and assessing strategic alliances that can be applied, across disciplines, by departments and colleges as they consider how to engage internationally in the most effective manner.
“Leveraging existing resources into additional investment by external partners requires compelling initiatives and projects that Purdue and its faculty are uniquely qualified and positioned to take on,” said E. Daniel Hirleman, chief corporate and global partnerships officer. “OCGP Faculty Fellows are key contributors to this mission.”