Dr. Tuesday L. Cooper has over 25 years of experience in working in the higher education and non-profit arenas. Her areas of expertise include teaching and learning, higher education administration, faculty and professional development, capacity building, and leadership development. 

Consulting experience includes coaching middle and upper level managers seeking to gain leadership positions in non-profit organizations, coaching leaders and organization to implement organizational culture change, conducting organizational needs assessments, strategic planning preparation and implementation (with both leaders and the larger organization), ethics coaching, and authentic engagement around diversity and antiracist practices and policy making.

Dr. Cooper serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Negro Education and the Journal of Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development.  She is the author ofThe Sista’ Network: African American Women Faculty Successfully Negotiating the Road to Tenure and Diversity on Campus (2nd Edition, Co-Authored with Drs. David Schuman and Carolyn Pillow).  In addition to publishing two articles, Dr. Cooper has made over 30 academic conference presentations (invited and peer-reviewed).  Lastly, she’s served as a consultant for the City of Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation (Youth Services and Recreation Departments) and the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health (Prevention). 

Dr. Cooper earned an Ed.D., in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst; a J.D., from Western New England College School of Law; and a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  More recently, she’s earned certificates inOnline, Hybrid and Blended EducationandWorking Adult Educationfrom Laureate International Universities.