Thomas R. Cox
THOMAS R. COX grew up in Eastern Oregon where he fought forest fires, served as a sawmill worker, and coached high school football. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and his PhD in history from the University of Oregon. He spent most of his academic career at San Diego State University. Cox has published widely in the fields of environmental, social, and economic history. He was a pioneer member of the American Society of Environmental History, a past-president of the Forest History Society, and a Fulbright Professor in Japan. He lives outside of McCammon, Idaho.