- Lieber Memorial Teaching Associate Award (1969)
Colin E. Box received a B.S. in Physical Education, an M.S. in Health Science, and a Doctor of Health Sciences from Indiana University in 1965, 1968 and 1970 respectively. His dissertation was Attitudes and Practices of Canadian High School Students Towards Drug Use. He also completed a Post Doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri in 1972.
For the next seven years, he served on the faculty of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and the Department of Community Health and Medical Practice and School of Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. Box joined Old Dominion University as an Associate Professor of Community and Environmental Health in 1976. He served as Graduate Program Director of the Community Health Program from 1978-1980 and 1998-2004, as Chair of Community and Environmental Health from 1978-1982 and 2001-2004 and as Assistant Dean from 1981-1982. He was also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Eastern Virginia Medical School. During his 30 years at Old Dominion, Box was responsible for the development of numerous programs, including undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs. His research interests included drug and alcohol treatment and alternative therapies.
Dr. Box has received numerous awards including the Lieber Memorial Distinguished Teaching Award at Indiana University, the University of Missouri’s prestigious Professor of the Year award, and the Shewfelt Medal from Canada’s Albert College in 2002.