Steven Coxon

Assistant Professor of Education
Steven Coxon

Contact Information

Phone: Work314.529.9567
Maryville University

Professional experience

2010 – present

Assistant Professor of Gifted Education
Director of Gifted Education Programs:

2009 – 2010

Assistant editor, Journal for the Education of the Gifted
Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

2008 – present

FIRST LEGO League judge and judge advisor (volunteer)
Virginia and Missouri

2008 – 2009

Research assistant to the executive director
Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

2003 – 2008

FIRST LEGO League coach (volunteer)
Christiansburg Elementary School, Christiansburg, VA

2001 – 2008

Fourth and fifth grade classroom teacher
Christiansburg Elementary School, Christiansburg, VA

Current Research

Developing spatial ability and creativity in pK-8th grade students to increase potential for science, technology, engineering, and math fields is Dr. Coxon’s primary research interest.

Recent Publications

Dr. Coxon is the science education columnist for Teaching for High Potential and the book review section editor for Roeper Review. He has given more than 30 juried national presentations and is the author of more than 25 publications including:

Coxon, S. V. (2014). On the edge of chaos: Robots in the classroom. Ambrose, D. & Sriraman, B., (Eds.). A critique of creativity and complexity: Deconstructing clichés. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense.

Coxon, S. V. (2013). Serving visual-spatial learners. Waco, TX: Prufrock.

Coxon, S. V. (2012). Innovative allies: Spatial and creative abilities. Gifted Child Today, 35(4), 277-284.

Coxon, S. V. (2012). The malleability of spatial ability under treatment of a FIRST LEGO League simulation. Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 35(3), 291-316.

Kim, K. H., & Coxon, S. V. (2013). The creativity crisis, possible causes, and what schools can do about it. In J. B. Jones. & L. J. Flint (Eds.), The creative imperative: School librarians and teachers cultivating curiosity together. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Senne, J., & Coxon, S. V. (under review). Architecture: A nexus of creativity, math, and spatial ability. Submitted to Gifted Child Today.

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