Julie Fox, Ph.D.

Julie Fox, Ph.D.
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement
The Ohio State University
Phone: 
614-247-6996
Specialization: 
Strategic Initiatives & Urban Engagement
Biography: 

As an Associate Professor with The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences (CFAES), Fox serves on the Ohio State’s Extension Leadership Team as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement. She began her OSU career in 1998 and accepted an administrative position at the beginning of 2014 to become a regional director and leqad statewide urban Extension initiatives. Fox earned a national reputation through her scholarly presentations, service, and grantsmanship.

She co-teaches a capstone course in leadership for the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL). Research focuses on entrepreneurial leadership and urban-suburban-rural interdependencies. She has served on OSU’s University Senate, the Steering Committee for the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL), the Board of Directors for the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP), the Extension Journal Inc. Board of Directors, and as guest editor of the urban-themed issue of the Journal of Human SCiences and Extension (JHSE).

She holds a Ph.D. in Human and Community Resource Development and a MBA in Global Management. Her background includes working in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe. Prior to working with Ohio State, she served as the executive director for an international trade association and a marketing manager for a worldwide nonprofit organization.