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GCCCU to Recognize WC's Cockerill at Celebration of Teaching Event

Professor Lauded as 'Clearly Dedicated' the College and Its Mission

November 7, 2013

Corey Cockerill

Corey Cockerill

Corey Cockerill arrived at Wilmington College in 2008 bursting with dynamic personality and youthful idealism. During the subsequent five years, those attributes have manifested into a reputation as an outstanding teacher and mover and shaker for new ideas.

The Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities will honor Cockerill Friday (Nov. 8) as Wilmington College’s outstanding faculty member at the CGGGU’s Celebration of Teaching luncheon.

Cockerill is an assistant professor of communication arts. She earned her PhD from The Ohio State University in 2006 in the areas of environmental sociology and communication, and prior to her academic appointment, served as the electronic communications manager at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Erika Goodwin, vice president for academic affairs, praised her as a faculty member that is “clearly dedicated” to the College and its mission.

“Corey has completely immersed herself in her teaching, service and scholarship in her time here at Wilmington,” she said, noting that, this year, she is teaching in both the communication arts and agriculture areas.

“In addition to new and innovative ideas she uses in the classroom, she provides a huge amount of service to the College and has an impressive level of scholarship,” Goodwin added. “She is always ready to pitch in and has come up with some really amazing ideas.

“Corey is outstanding!”

Cockerill is a co-founder of the Wilmington Institute for Sustainability and Engagement, a co-curricular certificate program at WC designed to appeal to values-driven student leaders that seek to engage positive social change. The institute is set to launch next fall.

In 2010 and 2013, she co-authored two book chapters focused on the role of information in adoption-diffusion models, and has recently published articles in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, the Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, and the Journal of Applied Communications.

Cockerill serves on the board at Energize Clinton County, a nationally recognized and award-winning community development organization, and holds memberships with the Soil and Water Conservation Society, the Association for Conservation Information, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.

She is the recipient of the 2012-13 Student Government Association award for teaching excellence.
Cockerill resides in Leesburg with her husband and two children.