With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Kyle Mox has successfully advised hundreds of applicants for national scholarships and prestigious fellowships, including winners of the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, and Fulbright US Student Program, among others. He is a vocal presence in the professional field of competitive fellowships advising and is the former President of the National Association of Fellowships Advisers.
As Associate Dean for National Scholarship Advisement, Mox creates and manages progressive student development programs that encourage creativity, interdisciplinary thinking, and intensive self-reflection. His most rewarding academic experience is to mentor students over a period of time as they pursue opportunities personal, professional, and intellectual development.
Originally from Michigan, Mox has lived in New Orleans, Louisiana; College Station, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona, where he now resides with his family. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, home brewing, and coaching youth lacrosse.
Mox holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of New Orleans and a PhD in English from Texas A&M University. He has taught developmental reading and writing, college composition and rhetoric, literature survey, and business communication courses, as well as designed several special topics courses and seminars on topics ranging from personal mission development to Gothic and horror literature to the history, science, and culture of beer and brewing. His academic research interests focus on trans-Atlantic modernism, cosmopolitanism, trauma, and narrative theory. His research examines melancholia as the basis of modernist narrative literature, and his most recent publications considers the influence of the Salome trope on the drama of Wilde, Ibsen, and Strindberg and "traumatic narration" in the works of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and DM Thomas.