Justin Cooper

  • Classroom Management: Prevention First

  • Integrating Classroom Management in to Academic Instruction

  • Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)

  • Managing Escalating Behavior

Biographical Sketch


Dr. Justin T. Cooper is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville.  He received his Ed.D. in learning and behavioral disorders from the University of Kentucky, his M.Ed. in special education from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his B.S. in elementary and special education from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.


He has been a special education classroom teacher in Utah, Wyoming, and Florida, working primarily with elementary and middle school students with emotional and behavioral disorders.


Dr. Cooper's research interests include school-wide behavior prevention systems, instructional interventions to improve the academic and social-behavioral outcomes of students with challenging behaviors and the effects of teacher behavior on student behavior.


He has presented numerous workshops on classroom and behavior management to schools and districts around the country. In addition, he served two terms as a governor-appointed member of the Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children, and has served as the national President of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.

Dr. Justin Cooper