Virginia Wilcox

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
B.S. Educational Studies

Virginia Wilcox has been in Education in some capacity for the past 30 years. She began as an Elementary School teacher at Fort Benning Army Base in Columbus, Georgia and has taught grades 2-6 from Georgia to Alabama to Oregon and Washington State. Dr. Wilcox graduated from Wesleyan College in 1990 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She received her Masters degree in Elementary Education and a Ph.D. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Math, Science, and Technology Integration both from Auburn University. She currently lives in Forsyth, Georgia, is the mom of three teenaged girls who keep her busy with Volleyball, Marching Band, and Chorus Concerts. She is the department chair of Education at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and enjoys spending time reading, relaxing at the beach, and binging on a select few Netflix shows.

Courses Taught

EDUC 6010/4010 - Math K-6 Instructin & Assessment

EDUC 6020/4020 - Science K-6 Instruction & Assessment

EDUC 6055/3055 - Social Studies and the Arts K-6

EDUC 6056/3056 - Integrating Content and Tech


PhD, Auburn University

MS, Auburn University

BA, Wesleyan College

Public Service

Georgia State Superintendent Educational Task Force , Committee Member - Atlanta

PSC pre-service Evaluation Task Force, Committee Member - Athens

Awards / Honors

, Class Act, 1994

, Dexter Elementary School, 1998

Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence, Wesleyan College, 2019

, Georgia Online Schools Association, 2013

, NCTM, 1997


Wilcox, V. B. (1996). An Interesting Conversation. Alabama Science Teacher Association

Wilcox, V. B. (2000). Learning from Cases: Unraveling the Complexities of Science Teaching.

Wilcox, V. B. Life’s too Short for Long Division. GCTM Journal

Wilcox, V. B. Understanding Zero and Negative Numbers. Teaching Children Mathematics


Wilcox, V. B. (2017). “Embrace the Fail”. STEM-NAT

Wilcox, V. B. (2019). Makey Makey and Design Thinking. Mercer University School of Medicine

Wilcox, C. L. (2014). Playing Algebraically: Decreasing Anxiety in Algebra Classrooms with a 7th grade teacher from Banks Stephens Middle School. GCTM

Wilcox, V. B. (2014). Professor Arbegla and the Function Machine with three 4th and 5th grade teachers from TG Scott Elementary School. GCTM

Wilcox, V. B. (2017). The Power of One. NCTM

Wilcox, V. B. (2014). Using Color Tiles in the Classroom to Support Problem Solving and Higher Order Thinking Skills. NCTM

Wilcox, V. B. (2014). Zero the Hero: The Beginnings of Algebraic Reasoning with four Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers from TG Scott Elementary School. GCTM