Dr. Cook is the Assistant Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. He provides leadership to the university’s outreach centers and institutes, and is responsible for advancing the university’s outreach mission of applying the academic expertise of faculty, staff and students to the direct benefit of external audiences. Dr. Cook holds three degrees in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University, culminating with a Ph.D. in 2000. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he also occasionally lectures in the Department of Political Science and the Master of Public Administration Program.