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Dr. Tom Cooper

Title: Professor - Math
Assistant Director of CTLL
Phone: 706-867-4471

Office: Newton Oakes Center, 219, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Mathematics Education


Dr. Cooper joined the Mathematics Department at University of North Georgia in 2008. That same year he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia. Prior to that, Dr. Cooper taught for five years at Georgia Perimeter College in Lawrenceville. He was born in raised in east Tennessee and earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Cooper teaches a variety mathematics courses as well as courses for aspiring teachers, including CSCI 2100 in which he helps aspiring teachers learn to use technology to promote mathematical understanding.

In 2014, Dr. Cooper became the Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. This position allows him to work with faculty across all of the UNG campuses to promote research based teaching practices and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Courses Taught

Dr. Cooper’s special interest include the use of student-centered teaching methods in undergraduate mathematics courses, student attitudes and beliefs, and the use of technology. He is also involved in departmental assessment and serves both as a lead reviewer and National Audit Team member for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) /Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)  program which works to ensure the quality of K – 12 mathematics teacher preparation programs around the country.

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