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James Cooper

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Managerial Studies


Building & Room:

University Hall 2328


601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-9047

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  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012-2013
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Various Universities, 2005 – Present
  • Talent Manager /Consultant, Synergy Global Resources , 2009 - Present
  • Manager of Staffing Services, Siemens Building Technologies, 2007-2008
  • Human Resources Manager – Corporate Functions, Andrew Corporation, 2006-2007

Classes Taught

  • Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Managerial Decision Making
  • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Statistics and Finance
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Advertising and Promotions

Research Interests

  • Online Faculty Development
  • Organization Development Change
  • Talent Management and Development
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Online Adult Learning
  • Online Social Networks

Selected Publications

  • Cooper, Jr. J.W. (2013). Talent development of instructors in online higher education: A mixed methods study of instructor effectiveness. (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertation and Theses. (To be published March 31, 2013).
  • Cooper, Jr. J.W. (2009). Insights for a venture capital talent management model. Exploring the C-Suite for Sustainable, Socially Responsible Business Models. Midwest Academy of Management Proceedings.


PhD in Organizational Development & Change, Benedictine University, 2013
MBA in Human Resources, DePaul University, 2004
BBA in Finance, Loyola University Chicago, 1998