College Student Affairs Leadership
Jay Cooper, Ed.D.
Dr. Cooper joined the faculty in the Fall of 2002. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University in April, 2002. Dr. Cooper worked as a practitioner in student affairs for nineteen years. He spent 14 years at Grand Valley State University serving as Associate Director of Student Life, three years at the University of South Carolina at Columbia as Coordinator for Student Programs, and two years as a graduate assistant in the University Programming Office at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He earned his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education with a concentration in College Student Personnel at SIU and his B.S. in Public Administration from Oakland University. Dr. Cooper teaches seven different CSAL courses including Student development theory, administration of student affairs programs, intervention strategies for student development, educational inquiry and evaluation, as well as serves as a masters thesis/project advisor, practicum faculty supervisor, and leads the Mexican culture and education course in Puebla Mexico. In addition to his teaching responsibilities as an assistant professor in the College of Education, Dr. Cooper is also the program coordinator of the CSAL program.
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