Robin Cooper, Ph.D., brings to her work in DCRS respect and appreciation for personal and professional cultural differences; a focus on solution-oriented collaboration; and a commitment to community-building across campus and with the larger community. Her numerous publications and conference presentations reflect her strong research interests in identity-based conflict, cross-cultural conflict resolution, collaborative practices in organizational contexts, qualitative research, and student learning. She has conducted research among Cuban, Haitian, and Guatemalan communities in South Florida and research exploring the impact of changing demographics in Broward County, research on the experience of Medical Foster Parents in South Florida and on interprofessional collaboration in the health professions, as well as research on engaging community stakeholders in water management decision-making at the community level. She is Co-Editor of the Peace Education Book Series for Information Age Press, Senior Editor of The Qualitative Report, Associate Editor of Forum: Qualitative Social Research, and an Associate of the Taos Institute, a community of scholars whose practice reflects the principles of social constructionism.
Dr. Cooper has been teaching in higher education since 2008, teaching courses in conflict resolution, culture and conflict, social and behavioral sciences, interprofessional leadership, and qualitative research. In addition to teaching, she has participated in program and curriculum development, assessment, and revision, as well as pedagogical research on student learning. She is committed to student-centered education and a culture of research at DCRS.
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