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Dr. Lorri E. Cooper
Director, Management program; Associate Professor of Management
Contact Information

(703) 284-5950

Academic Credentials

B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Vanderbilt University
Ed.D., University of Virginia
Teaching Areas:
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Management
Research Interests:
  • Leadership
  • Management and Design
  • Management Education
Industry Associations:
  • OB Teaching Society
  • Midwest Academy of Management
Dr. Lorri E. Cooper teaches courses in leadership, managing innovation, and the graduate Management program capstone. She earned a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University and her doctorate at the University of Virginia, where she minored in leadership studies and wrote her dissertation on leadership development for private college presidents and their governing boards. During her time at the University of Virginia, she served as a research associate and then as an administrative director at the Darden School of Business.

Dr. Cooper’s research and writing focuses on leadership development (particularly for practicing managers), management education, and how principles of design can effectively enhance and influence leadership practices. Her edited book The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, 2nd edition will be published in May 2010.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Cooper worked in management consulting with banking and real estate industries in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Dr. Cooper belongs to OB Teaching Society and to the Midwest Academy of Management.