J. Ricky Cox, Ph.D.
Anna S. Brown and Ruth B. Logan Endowed Chair
 Professor of Chemistry
Murray State University



Publications: Click HERE for list.

Recent Awards/Appointments:

Member, Editorial Board for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (2014-present)

Murray State University Distinguished Professor (2011)

Max Carman Outstanding Teacher Award (2011)

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Kentucky Professor of the Year (2008)

Dr. Karl F. Hussung Professorship in Chemistry Award (2008-2009)

Kentucky Academy of Science Superlative Award: Outstanding College or University Teacher (2007)

MSU Board of Regents Award for Teaching Excellence (College of Science, Engineering and Technology, 2005)

Recent Publications:

Improving the science communication skills of undergraduates...HERE

ESPN's "Around the Horn" inspired a new activity to improve the communication and listening skills of biochemistry students...HERE

Mining the Protein Data Bank and quantum-mechanical calculations have revealed geometrical and energetic considerations concerning Tyrosine/Adenine Stacking Interactions in Proteins...HERE

Coming Soon:  My collaboration with Baskhaus Radio Group

Coming Soon: 


Department of Chemistry
Murray State University
1240 Jones Hall
Murray, KY 42071-3346
Phone: 270-809-6543
FAX:   270-809-6474


This site was created by Ricky Cox in the Department of Chemistry