DeAnna Cooper

Associate Professor Academic Strategies - School of Liberal Arts & Communication

Contact Information

(918) 595-7082
Metro Campus Room MC 633

Over 20 years of significant professional experience in education (both K-12 and higher education). Certified as a National Board Teacher in the area of Special Education: Exceptional Learners. Experience includes administration, supervision, leadership, student development, student counseling, academic advisement, learning community development, financial aid advisement, teaching study skills courses, writing, Sociology, and teaching in the elementary and special education classroom.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1003: Academic Strategies
  • SOCI 1113: Introduction to Sociology

Sample Syllabus

ENGL 1003

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
    • Doctorate in Higher Education-Specialization in Administration & Teaching, July 2009
    • Focus Area: Developmental studies and learning communities in community colleges.
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    • Master of Applied Behavioral Studies, May 1999
    • Concentration: Special Education-Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, December 1996
    • Concentration: Elementary Education       

Research Interests

  • Developmental Studies
  • Sociology
  • Learning Communities
  • Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • First-generation & Low Income Students
  • Retention & Academic Advisement
  • Assessment of Curriculum (Objectives and Goals) and Learning Outcomes
  • Provide Training Opportunities to Newly Hired Staff and Instructors
  • Develop Training Materials for Staff, Instructors and Students
  • Selecting Appropriate Computer Software for Multiple Areas in Education           

Publications & Presentations

Cooper, D.L. (2009). Demographic and academic characteristics of developmental education students at a Midwestern community college. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Cooper, D.L. (2006). Study skills: supplemental instruction in learning communities. Pedagogy papers for developmental education: building learning communities. Tulsa Community College

Miles, J. M., Cooper, D., Nadler, D., Erwin, S., & Eberhardt, D. (March 2010). Student government voter turn-out: Why should students vote? Annual meeting of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Chicago, IL

Awards

  • TCC Metro Employee Award of Excellence
  • Fred Vescolani Scholarship Recipient: University of Arkansas
  • TCC Diversity & Civic Engagement Award

Community Involvement

  • TCC Metro Employee Award of Excellence
  • Fred Vescolani Scholarship Recipient: University of Arkansas
  • TCC Diversity & Civic Engagement Award
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