Dr. Cooper received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas – Austin in 2014. He joined the department as an Assistant Professor of Political Science in 2016. Prior to coming to UTC, Professor Cooper was a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University and the University of Missouri. He has also spent one year as a Visiting Scholar at Wolfson College, Cambridge University. His research interests lie in the areas of constitutional law/theory, jurisprudence, political philosophy, and the history of political thought.