- Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction/Instructional Technology and Design, University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University)
- B.S. in Intermediate Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Cooper’s service in the field of equity/multicultural education includes Chairperson of the Multicultural Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association of Teacher Educators. For more than a decade, her UNCG students have participated in community-based learning projects where they explore the educational experiences of their students within their learners’ home/community environments. She has also conducted professional development related to diverse learners, culturally responsive teaching, and inclusive practices for both public and private schools.
Scholarly & Professional Keywords:
Equity/multicultural education, Specifically community-based learning, Culturally relevant pedagogy, Teacher development
Cooper, J. E., & Cooper, J. N. (in press) Mother to son: The role of cultural and social capital in African American intergenerational success. In C. P. Gause (Ed.), Leadership, Equity, and Social Justice in American Higher Education–A Reader. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
He, Y., Cooper, J. E., & Tangredi, C. (2015). Why do I stay? A case study of a secondary English teacher in an urban high school. Teacher Education Quarterly, 42(1), 49-66.
Cooper, J. E., & He, Y. (2013). Beyond the joys of teaching: Stories of four novice teacher candidates. The New Educator, 9(2), 98-118.
Cooper, J. E., & He, Y. (2012). Journey of “becoming”: Secondary teacher candidates’ struggles and concerns. Issues in Teacher Education, 21(1), 89-108.
Cooper, J. E., He, Y., & Levin, B. B. (2011). Developing critical cultural competency: A guide for 21st century educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Brown-Jeffy, S. L., & Cooper, J. E.** (2011). Toward a conceptual framework of culturally relevant pedagogy: An overview of the conceptual and theoretical literature. Teacher Education Quarterly, 38(1), 65-84. **Authors share first authorship.
Cooper, J. E., Kurtts, S. A., Baber, C. R. & Vallecorsa, A. (2008). A model for examining teacher preparation curricula for inclusion. Teacher Education Quarterly, 35(4), 155-176.
Cooper, J. E. (2007). Strengthening the case for community-based learning in teacher education. Journal of Teacher Education, 58(3), 245-255.