Now a professor emeritus of history at Ottawa University in Phoenix, Arizona,
Daniel Foxx was born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina. After a stint with
the U.S. Army as an information specialist (1958-61), he worked as a plant
manager for a chemical company, the vice president of an animal health company,
a legislative aide for the Arizona State Legislature, and an adjunct professor
of history at Glendale Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.
In 1982, Mr. Foxx accepted a full-time position as associate professor of
history at Ottawa University. A highlight of his tenure was helping to
inaugurate a bachelor's and master's degree program in Asia, enabling him to
teach at various locations in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore from
1987 to 1994.
Mr. Foxx earned both his bachelor and master of arts degrees in history at
Brigham Young University and pursued doctoral studies at Arizona State
University. He was a researcher with the Phoenix History Project from 1975-77
and a member of the Arizona Attorney General's Office Speakers Bureau during the
bicentennial celebration of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
His biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest was the 2008 Arizona Book Awards
winner for the category of Autobiography/Biography/Memoir. It was also chosen as
a finalist for the 2008 PMA Benjamin Franklin Awards. Mr. Foxx has also
published numerous magazine articles and academic monographs. He also wrote a
chapter called “The Proseminar” for the textbook Applying Adult Development
Strategies (Josey-Bass Publishers, 1990) and a book entitled I Only Laugh
When It Hurts (Northwest Publishing, 1996).
A frequent guest on local radio talk show programs discussing historical and
current events, he is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the international honor
society in history; Western History Association; Who's Who in the West; and the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When not spending time with his
wife and three sons (his favorite activity), he enjoys building model airplanes
and collecting old movies.