Susan Cooper, PhD

Susan Cooper, PhD

PhD, Educational Psychology; University of Washington
MEd; University of California, Los Angeles

Instructor, Teacher Education (MIT)

Phone: 206-296-8586

Building/Room: CASY 130-12



Dr. Susan Cooper received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology - Learning Sciences and Human Cognition in June 2017. She received her M.Ed. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1987, and since then has taught for more than 20 years in public schools and, more recently, at the college level.

At the University of Washington, she taught and coached teacher candidates in the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Dr. Cooper was also a research assistant for the University of Washington’s Knowledge in Action Project investigating Project-based Learning in Advanced Placement Courses in poverty-impacted schools. Her work looks at the decision-making processes of teachers in poverty-impacted schools while they are in the process of summatively assessing their students. Her areas of expertise include formative and summative assessment ethical decision-making processes and how they are inseparable from planning and instruction, motivation and engagement, teacher education, special education, and adolescent development and learning specifically at the middle school level.