Staff Information

Assistant Professor

Lori A. Cooper

Assistant Professor

Department or Division: Division of Education


Phone Number: (570) 945-8486

What makes Keystone special to me?
"Perspective is what makes Keystone special. Students come with different perspectives due to varying experience levels, life-stages, and circumstances. Discussing class material with students with these variances in perspective becomes a rich experience that cannot be compared"


  • Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (2014)- Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education (1998)- Cameron University, Lawton, OK
  • B.S. in Business Administration, Travel and Tourism (1992)- Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA

Research Interests:

  • Dissertation: Impact of a Discipline Model on Teacher Efficacy and Burnout: Perspectives for Elementary Teachers in Michigan
  • Other research interests include:
  • The impact of emotional connection between student and teacher on academic achievement.
  • The impact of school climate and leadership on teacher efficacy and burnout.

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum and Program Planning
  • Child, Family, and Community
  • Health and Wellness of Young Children
  • Early Childhood Education Methods Courses