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Jennifer M. Cooper, Ph.D., NCSP

Title:

Assistant Professor and Co-Program Director, School Psychology

Programs/Classes Taught:

Current Program 

SPY 518       Universal Prevention and Promotion for Behavioral Health 

SPY 528       Linking Students to Social-Emotional and Behavioral Supports 

SPY 548       Social-Emotional and Behavioral Assessment 

SPY 551       Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy II

SPY 590       Internship in School Psychology 

 

Old Program 

EPS 507        Developmental Psychopathology (Year 1)                   

EPS 535        Working with Families and Children (Year 1)

EPS 539        Foundations of Behavior Support (Year 1)

EPS 543        Mental Health I: Social and Emotional Learning in Schools/School-wide Interventions

EPS 563A      Practicum in School Psychology I (Year 1)

EPS 590        School Psychology Internship Seminar (Year 3)

EPS 654        Multi-tiered Systems of Support in Mental Health (Doctoral)

EPS 670        Fundamentals of Supervision (Doctoral)

EPS 692        Doctoral Practicum in School Psychology (Doctoral)

Areas of Expertise:

School-based Mental Health • Social-emotional Learning • Intervention and Prevention in Secondary Schools • Social Justice/Advocacy • Sexual Minority Youth 

Biography:

Jennifer Cooper is a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Co-Program Director in the School Psychology program. She is a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist. Prior to joining NLU’s faculty in the fall of 2015, Dr. Cooper served as a school psychologist and postdoctoral researcher for a federally funded school-based treatment study. Jennifer currently serves on the Editorial boards for the Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation and School Psychology Forum. She has presented nationally and published on topics related to social justice and mental health, and her primary research and teaching interests focus on meeting the social-emotional needs of in schools, evidence-based mental health and behavior practices in schools, and training issues related to advocacy/social justice in school psychology. She teaches courses in social and emotional learning, mental health, positive behavior support, cognitive behaviorial therapy, assessment, and serves as Internship Coordinator. 

Education:

The Ohio State University • Ph.D. in School Psychology • Dissertation: Correlates of Social Justice Self-Efficacy and Commitment of School Psychology Trainees• M.A. in School Psychology • State University of New York at Stony Brook • M. A. in Public Policy • State University of New York at Albany • B.A. in Political Science Honors

Research and Interests:

Selected Publications 

*Denotes a student author

 Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Miranda, A. H., Radliff, K. M., Cooper, J. M., & Eschenbrenner, C. R. (2014). Graduate student perceptions of the impact of training for social justice: Development of a training model. Psychology in the Schools, 51(4), 348-365. DOI: 10.1002/pits.21755 
  2. Cooper, J. M., Dollarhide, C. T., Radliff, K. M., & Gibbs, T. A. (2014). No lone wolf: A multidisciplinary approach to creating safe schools for LGBTQ youth through the development of allies. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(4), 344-360. DOI: 10.1080/15538605.2014.960128

 Manuscripts in Progress

  1. Cooper, J. M. & Radliff, K. Correlates of social justice self-efficacy and commitment of school psychology trainees.
  2. Cooper, J. M., Newman, D., *Oprishchenko, K., & *Saucedo, M. Creating a community of allies: A primer for school psychologists as systems-level consultants.
  3. *Jackson, S. & Cooper, J. M. An exploratory study: Key perceptions regarding the preschool-kindergarten transition. 

 Book Chapter

  1. Radliff, K. M., & Cooper, J. M. (2013). Mental health issues: Non-academic barriers to success in school. In D. Shriberg, S. Song , A. Miranda, & K. Radliff. (Eds). School Psychology and Social Justice: Conceptual Foundations and Tools for Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

 Editor-Reviewed Journal/Newsletter Articles

  1. Cooper, J.M. (2011). The need for school-based violence prevention. School Psychology: From Science to Practice. Summer 2011: 9-13.
  2. Cooper, J.M. & Eschenbrenner, C. R. (2011). Chapter spotlight: SASP at The Ohio State University. School Psychology: From Science to Practice. Summer 2011: 6-7.
  3. Malone, C., Cooper, J.M., Hugger, K. & Smith, N. (2012, January/February). Making the most of your convention experience: Pencil us in! NASP Communiqué, 40(5).
  4. Cooper, J.M., & Smith-Jarmuz, S. (2012, May). Students Make Their Mark in the City of Brotherly Love. NASP Communiqué, 40(7).
  5. Cooper, J. M., & Bantum, K. N. (2012, Spring). Walking the tightrope: Achieving balance as a graduate student. The School Psychologist, 66(2).
  6. Cooper, J. M., & Bantum, K. N. (2012, Summer/Fall). Tricks of the trade: Becoming the teacher you aspire to be. The School Psychologist, 66(3).
  7. Cooper, J. M., Bantum, K. N., & Brown, J. A. (2013, Winter). It’s an exciting time to be a Division 16 Student Affiliate. The School Psychologist, 67(1).
  8. Cooper, J. M., & Bantum, K. N.  (2013, January/February).Writing for success: A student guide for navigating uncharted waters. NASP Communiqué, 41(5).
  9. Cooper, J. M., & Bantum, K. N.  (2013, January).Writing for success: A student guide for navigating uncharted waters [Fact sheet]. Retrieved from http://www.nasponline.org/students/factsheets.aspx
  10. Cheng, D. O., & Cooper, J. M. (2013, April). Beyond the classroom: Extracurricular training for graduate students. The School Psychologist, 67(2).
  11. Cheng, D. O., & Cooper, J. M. (2013, July). Getting the most out of our convention experience. The School Psychologist, 67(3).
  12. Cheng, D. O., & Cooper, J. M. (2014, January). The APPIC internship process: Then, now and school psychology. The School Psychologist, 68(1).
  13. Arora, P., Sullivan, A., Cooper, J., & Brown, J. (2014, July). The 2014 APA Convention: An early career focus. The School Psychologist, 68(3).
  14. Cooper, J.M.. (In Press). Presenter In Focus: Building a Community of LGBTQ Allies to Improve School Climate. NASP Communiqué, 44(4).

 Selected Presentations 

 

  1. Cooper, J.M., Poster Presenter. 2011. A school-based approach for addressing female physical aggression. Presented at the annual meeting of the Student Affiliates of School Psychology at the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC. (August) [Peer Reviewed]
  2. Cooper, J.M., Radliff, K.M., Miranda, A. & Eschenbrenner, C.  Poster Presenter. 2012. Translating social justice into practice: An exemplar for trainers. Presented at the annual meeting of the Trainers of School Psychologists. Philadelphia, PA. (February) [Peer Reviewed]
  3. Radliff, K.M. & Cooper, J.M., Poster Presenter. 2012. Cyberbullying: Giving African-American and Latino(a) college students a voice. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Philadelphia, PA. (February) [Peer Reviewed]
  4. Cooper, J.M. & Radliff, K.M.  Poster Presenter. 2012. Examining cyberbullying through a multicultural lens. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Division 16. Orlando, FL. (August) [Peer Reviewed]
  5. Radliff, K.M., Zeanah, K., Taylor, E., Cooper, J.M. & Babyak, J.  Poster Presenter. 2012. Self-awareness and attitudes about healthy living: Empowering girls through creative programming. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Division 16. Orlando, FL. (August) [Peer Reviewed]
  6. Cooper, J. M. Mini-Skills Presenter. 2013. A leadership model: Training gatekeepers for youth suicide prevention. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Seattle, WA. (February). [Peer Reviewed]
  7. Cooper, J. M., Zeanah, K., & Radliff, K. Participant Information Exchange Presenter. 2013. Building future leaders as social justice allies: A developmental approach. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Seattle, WA. (February). [Peer Reviewed]
  8. Cooper, J.M., Zeanah, K., Brown, N., McClure, E., & Radliff, K.M.  Poster Presenter. 2013. Assessing the impact of an integrated approach to social justice training. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Division 16. Honolulu, HI. (August) [Peer Reviewed]
  9. Cooper, J.M., Brown, N., McClure, E., Zeanah, K., & Radliff, K.M.  Poster Presenter. 2014. Training for social justice: Examining allyhood as a developmental phenomenon.  Presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Washington, DC. (February). [Peer Reviewed]
  10. Cooper, J. M. & Radliff, K. Mini-Skills Presenter. 2016. Building a Community of LGBTQ Allies to Improve School Climate. To be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA. (February). [Peer Reviewed]
  11. Radliff, K., Zeanah, K., & Cooper, J. M. Poster Presenter. 2016. Improving School Climate for LGBT Youth: Why You Should Act. To be presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New Orleans, LA. (February). [Peer Reviewed]
  12. Cooper, J.M., Poster Presenter. 2010. Teachable skill: Student self�monitoring as a means to improving behavior in the classroom. Presented at the College of Education & Human Ecology Student Research Forum, 4-H Building. (May)
  13. Cooper, J.M. & Wheeler, A. Workshop Trainer. 2011. Strategies for helping your K-5 child succeed. Presented at the Twin Rivers Chapter of The Links, Inc.’s Annual Parent Summit, Downtown High School. (April)
  14. Cooper, J.M., Poster Presenter. 2011. How to be a peacemaker: Decreasing anger in female elementary students. Presented at the College of Education & Human Ecology Student Research Forum, 4-H Building. (November)
  15. Cooper, J.M., Radliff, K.M., Miranda, A. & Eschenbrenner, C.  Mini-Skills Presenter. 2012. Social justice change agents: A model for school psychology practice. Presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association. Columbus, OH. (April) [Peer Reviewed]
  16. Cooper, J.M.. & Lee, R.  Mini-Skills Presenter. 2012. School psychologists as gatekeepers: Preventing youth suicide. Presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association. Columbus, OH. (April) [Peer Reviewed]
  17. Zeanah, K., Taylor, E., Babyak, J., Cooper, J.M, & Radliff, K.M. Poster Presenter. 2012. Promoting self-awareness and physical activity through a local developmental youth sports program. Presented at the annual meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association. Columbus, OH. (April) [Peer Reviewed]
  18. Dollarhide, C., Cooper, J. M., Radliff, K., & Gibbs, T. Paper Presenter. 2013. Ally development for social justice in the schools. Presented at the annual meeting of the All Ohio Counselors Conference. Columbus, OH. (November) [Peer Reviewed]

  

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. Cooper, J. M. Invited Presenter. Training school psychologists as gatekeepers for youth suicide prevention. Presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association of School Psychologists. Indianapolis, IN. (November, 2013). 

 

Contact Information:

Jennifer Cooper, PhD, NCSP

Assistant Professor and Co-Program Director, School Psychology 

 

E-Mail: jcooper20@nl.edu

Phone/Fax: 224.233.2763

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