Sam Maddox

Mr. Sam Maddox is a journalist with broad experience in news and feature writing, publication and web-site management and journalism education. In recent years, his reporting specialty has focused on clinical medicine and neuroscience research related to spinal cord dysfunction. Mr. Maddox authored and published Spinal Network, the seminal resource for spinal cord dysfunction. The first edition, in 1988, was critically acclaimed in the New York TimesWashington Post and Los Angeles Times, as well as in the consumer and trade press across the physical medicine and rehabilitation field. A third edition of this classic book was published this year.

In 1994, Mr. Maddox wrote the book Quest for Cure, an historical overview of research to restore function after spinal cord injury or disease. The book remains an important primer to the science, personality and politics of cure. Most recently, Mr. Maddox was publisher of New Mobility Magazine, the award-winning national disability culture and lifestyle
magazine he founded in 1989. His responsibilities included building aneditorial staff and international freelance team that remains unrivaled in the field. He also managed sales, circulation and the magazine’s popular Internet site.

Due to his specialization in the area of the spinal cord and neuroscience, Mr. Maddox has written for several national organizations focused on paralysis research, including the American Paralysis Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Paralysis Project of America. Mr. Maddox taught journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for eleven years. He was a reporter-correspondent for TimeMoney and People magazines and an editor and writer for other publications, including national consumer, in-flight, regional, business-to-business and investment-oriented categories.