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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

John Cooper

Planning, Accreditation and Analytics

Office: Edwards Hall 105A

Phone: 864-656-5221


Educational Background

Ph.D. Higher Education
University of Georgia

M.S. Higher Education
Florida State University

B.A. Psychology
University of South Carolina

Courses Taught

Assessment Best Practices
Weave AMS Training
Campus Labs AMS Training


John builds capacity in various initiatives to enhance decision-making and to promote continuous improvement of the college's programs and services. Part of this work includes consultation with faculty and staff on assessments initiatives in their areas. He also provides guidance to the University Assessment Committee, and provides ongoing implementation guidance and technical support in the implementation of Campus Labs, the university's new assessment management system. John previously served in the CU Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment where he provided senior-level guidance, consultation and training to faculty members and campus leaders in assessment design and implementation. He has also supported accreditation reviews by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the current Quality Enhancement Plan.

Research Interests

Business Intelligence
Capacity Building in Organizations
Higher Education Accountability

Research Publications

Teaching Sensor Technology and Crowdsourcing with Reusable Learning Objects. EA Mikhailova, RY Stiglitz, CJ Post, RP Pargas, TM Campbell, KS Payne, JA Cooper. Natural Sciences Education 47 (1), 1-18.

Organizational Capacity Building in Institutional Effectiveness. University of Georgia, Athens.

Honors and Awards

John has served as co-principle investigator on multiple USDA research grants.


Tackling Technology Needs. Atlanta Business Chronicle (August 25, 2003)

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