Camille Wilson Cooper

Camille Wilson Cooper is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations. She earned her Ph.D. in education from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001, and she joined the UNCG faculty in 2003. Before moving to North Carolina from California, she served as a teacher's assistant in a K-8 school, taught creative writing and journalism to high school students, and fulfilled a school administrative internship. She also worked as an evaluator of charter schools and parent education programs while completing her doctoral studies. Personal experiences with educational inequity as a youth, along with an upbringing that emphasized the legacy of African Americans who worked, struggled, and died for social and political equality, deeply influenced Dr. Cooper's choice to become an educator. Dr. Cooper's work focuses on school-family-community relations, social justice education, and transformative leadership. She is chiefly concerned with integrating culturally relevant approaches in school-family-community research, policy and practice. Feminist thought and methodologies heavily influence her work.