Darius Cooper

Contributing Faculty
College of Psychology and Community Services
M.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Darius Cooper holds a BA in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Hampton University, MS in Criminal Justice from Radford University, M.Ed. in Education from GCU and holds a PhD in Professional Counseling from Capella University.
Dr. Darius Cooper is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of GA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of UT, Nationally Certified as a Counselor, and he holds the Approved Clinical Supervisor Certification.
Dr. Cooper has over 33 years of experience(s) in Criminal Justice and Mental Health previously serving in Adult & Juvenile Corrections, Pretrial Release Services, Probation and Community services. Dr. Cooper has served in the academic setting for 22 years, and has previously served as Program Director, Director of Academic Affairs, Dissertation Advisor, Course Developer, and other role(s) in higher education.
Dr. Cooper is approved by various healthcare and EAP panels, specializing in First Responder Support and Crisis Trauma.
In addition, Dr. Cooper is approved as a clinical provider for the National Football Players Association and is a referral source for Center of Sports at Tulane University School of Medicine for the Retired NFL players and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Clinical Program.
Outside of the work Dr. Cooper trains in boot camp fitness classes and holds Instructor Ranking in Kung Fu Wu-Su, and has trained in Praying Mantis, Krav Maga and JKD concepts.


PhD, Capella University

MEd, Grand Canyon University

MS, Radford University

BA, Hampton University