Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Dr. Tuesday L. Cooper has over 20 years of experience in higher education as both an administrator and faculty member. Dr. Cooper began teaching interdisciplinary and criminal justice related courses at the School of Human Services at Springfield College (Springfield, MA) and currently serves as the Division Director for Social Sciences, Business and Professional Careers at Manchester Community College in Manchester, CT. Prior to her career in higher education, she practiced law (criminal defense and landlord/tenant) and worked in the human services field. She has 25 years of experience working in the non-profit arena including front-line work, community advocacy, capacity building and leadership development.
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 of The 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, Tuesday 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 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 in Online, Hybrid and Blended Education and Working Adult Education from Laureate International Universities.