Kendall Cox

Director of Academic Affairs

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Dr. Kendall Cox is the Director of Academic Affairs for the Templeton Honors College. She serves as the undergraduate faculty advisor for all honors students and teaches HONR 280 “Beauty and the Arts” as well as HONR 102 “Justice and the Common Good.” 

Dr. Cox came to Templeton and Eastern University from the University of Virginia, where she taught ethics and theology, was a Fellow at the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and affiliate faculty of the Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Humanities. She has a PhD in Religious Studies from UVA as well as an MDiv from Regent College, University of British Columbia. She also studied Religion and Studio Art in undergrad and remains involved in the visual arts.

Her book Prodigal Christ is forthcoming with Baylor University Press. It focuses on creative retellings of the Parable of the Prodigal Son in the theologies of Julian of Norwich and Karl Barth. In addition to chapters in edited volumes, she has published in The Journal of Reformed TheologyWord and WorldInterpretation, and Syndicate

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia: Religious Studies
  • M.Div., Regent College (Vancouver, BC)
  • B.A., Wake Forest University: Religion and Studio Art
Undergraduate Templeton Courses

HONR 102 - Justice and the Common Good (3 credits)
This course engages questions related to justice and the common good by examining major texts and thinkers from the classical tradition up through modern and contemporary philosophical and theological perspectives. Particular attention will be given to differing conceptions of justice and their practical consequences for political organization, the nature and purpose of law, the proper ends of money and wealth, the meaning of work and labor, and the grounds of human dignity and integrity.

HONR 280 Beauty and the Arts (3 credits)
Beauty and the arts are central to the well-lived human life.They bring refreshing delight to our often weary souls, whether their end is decorative, functional, liturgical, or simply aesthetic contemplation. This course offers students the opportunity to reflect on classic and contemporary descriptions of beauty and the arts and their integral role in our individual and social lives.