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Assistant Professor & Advising Center Director

Jon CooperOffice: Wilson Hall, Room G-20

Office Phone: 724-357-7740



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Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, 2012
M.A. Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2008
B.S. Criminal Justice Administration, Boise State University, 2006

Areas of Interest

Criminal justice theorizing; the nexus of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and the justice system; and the police, particulary the police organization.


Dr. Cooper joined the Criminology Department faculty in 2012. His work is focused on encouraging academics, students, and practitioners to engage in more deliberate theorizing. Additionally, he focuses on policing research, with an emphasis on how the organization behaves and changes. He is the faculty adviser for Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Dr. Cooper is the director of the Criminology Advising Center.

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Department
  • Wilson Hall, Room 200
    411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2720
  • Fax: 724-357-4018
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.