Julie Fox, Ph.D.

Julie Fox, Ph.D.
Director, OSU Extension Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement
The Ohio State University
Strategic Initiatives & Urban Engagement

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

She created the curriculum for the national Leadership in the City course and recently co-taught 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 The Ohio State 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 two times 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.

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