James L. Cooper

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Prof of Graduate Education, Coordinator of the Curriculum and Instruction M.A. Program
SOE 1404
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747 jlcooperjim@netscape.net


Background Information

James L. Cooper holds the Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Educational Psychology, Statistics and Measurement.
He has served as Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at CSU Dominguez Hills and currently coordinates the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)program at CSUDH as Faculty Associate in the Center. As Associate he has hosted videos in which he interviewed 13 national leaders in teaching and learning, including Alexander Astin, Vincent Tinto, Tom Angelo, Craig Nelson, Barbara Millis, Jean MacGregor, Karl Smith and others. These videos are on the CTL web site at Dominguez Hills. He has written technical monographs on the status of small group instruction in science, technology, mathematics and technology for the National Institute for Science Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also constructed an annotated bibliography of resources for the same Institute in STEM disciplines. He has been awarded the outstanding teacher award and the outstanding professor award at CSUDH, where he teaches graduate research methods and statistics classes.

Related Pedagogical Projects

Jim Cooper received a FIPSE grant in 1990-1993 to study the impact of cooperative and collaborative learning on a number of student outcomes in many disciplinary areas. In addition to gathering data on the impact of group learning with FIPSE support, he also founded an international newsletter called Cooperative Learning and College Teaching that he edited for nine years. He is the author of three books, most recently Small Group Instruction in Higher Education and has written over 70 chapters, monographs and articles dealing with research-based teaching and learning.