Dr. Ryan Cox

Ryan Cox, a township resident for the past four years, possesses extensive experience in leadership and organizational development. He currently oversees the curriculum design for leadership development and change management programs that support global operations for a global manufacturer based in Paris, France. Cox also serves as adjunct faculty within the business and leadership department at Cabrini University. He was named by Cabrini as a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges upon graduating in 2006 with a degree in Political Science. He earned his Ph.D. from Cabrini University in 2019 and was selected for the 2018 Edgar Schein Award in Dublin, Ireland for his research in the field of leadership development. Cox has served on the leadership council for the American Red Cross and the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. He resides in Wyncote with his wife, two daughters and their terrier.


Ryan Cox, Ph.D., a resident of Wyncote, is running for the Cheltenham School Board in 2019.If elected to Cheltenham’s school board, Cox has committed to Cheltenham’s educators and families to work toward restoring the district’s prestigious history as an educational leader in the state and nation.

His A,B,C Plan for improving upon the district’s academic performance consists of:


  1. Hold administrators accountable for delivering on growth-oriented and fiscally responsible policies that stimulate academic growth, a greater sense of well-being for students and a healthy, diverse and prosperous community of learners. 


  1. Work toward reducing the complexity of the educational legislative processes – so that families have a greater sense of participation in the methods, strategies and results of their child’s public education.


  1. Foster an open, transparent and communicative community culture with all constituencies as the board works with Cheltenham’s administrators, teachers and families to provide high-quality, cost-effective and competitive public education.

Cox combines both academic and professional experience in the field of strategic planning. He teaches adult learners pursuing a master’s degree in leadership studies at his alma mater, Cabrini University. He also serves as a senior strategy consultant – having received the Edgar Schein Award in his chosen professional field, Organizational Development, in Dublin Ireland in September 2018.  His research focuses on learning development strategies for a global workforce.

Cox believes that Cheltenham’s strategic plan 2016-2021 presented some very respectable goals to improve the quality of education but has fallen short on execution.

He encourages parents in this district to ask a few questions before heading to the polls in November:

  1. Is your child receiving better quality education today than they were just a few years ago?
  2. Are you confident that the skills your child is receiving will help him/her succeed even farther than you have in your life?

Cox cites (4) pillars for promoting the growth and prosperity in our community – as a School Board Director. You may hear him elaborate further on how each of these tenets get at the core of the challenges we face in the community. These are:

  1. Seek out knowledge
  2. Engage others
  3. Lead by example
  4. Care for others
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