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James Cooper

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  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Management

Office: 2328 UH
Phone: (312) 413-9047


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


  • 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 & Publications

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


  • 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.