Dr. Antonio M. Cooper

Antonia Cooper

Dr. Antonio M. Cooper

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: CEMC 236-B
Phone: (843) 661-1636
Antonio.Cooper@fmarion.edu

Dr. Antonio M. Cooper earned his Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology with extensive work in African American Studies from the University of South Carolina, his Master of Arts in Counseling with emphasis in Mental Health (extensive work in School Counseling) from Webster University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology with extensive work in Special Education from Howard University. He is a National Certified School Psychologist, South Carolina Level III School Psychologist and certified in Leading with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from the David Eccles School of Business at The University of Utah.
Dr. Cooper serves as the School Psychology Program University Internship Supervisor and teaches courses in Child/Adolescent Development for Undergraduate Studies and designated courses in Graduate Studies in School Psychology Program. His area(s) of research interests include Rural Education; Urban Education; Minority Male Academic Achievement; Cultural Competency; and Program Evaluation and Effectiveness of Services.

Selected Publications & Presentations
Woodson, PhD, K., Cooper, PhD, A.M. (2023). Colorism and the New South. Colorism: Investigating a Global Phenomenon with Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice. Feilding University Press. Vol (2)

Woodson, K., Cooper, PhD, A.M. , et. Al (2020). Colorism in the K-12 Classroom: Implications for Teachers of Black Students. Colorism: Investigating a Global Phenomenon with Implications for Research, Policy, and Practice. Feilding University Press. Vol (1) pp. 85-101.

James-Young, PhD, E, & Cooper Ph.D., A.M. , (2022). “Family Business: A Discussion of Mental Health in the African American Community (Rural).” Power Point presented at the Francis Marion University Diversity/Cultural Conversations Series, Florence, SC. https://scnow.com/news/fmu-hosts-cultural-conversations-at-11-a-m-thursday/article_81fc0ea4-65f2-11ed-83a5-f3e97c8a0e6a.html

Cooper, PhD, A.M. (Interviewee) and Watson, N. (2021). “America is a Melting Pot: Myrtle Beach plans to add Chief Diversity Officer to Staff.” Phone Interview with WMBF News Station, Myrtle Beach. ‘America is a melting pot’: Myrtle Beach plans to add Chief Diversity Officer to staff (wmbfnews.com)

James-Young, PhD, E, & Cooper Ph.D., A.M. , (2020). “Changes in African American race relations in Florence.” Power Point presented at the Francis Marion University Diversity/Cultural Conversations Series, Florence, SC. https://www.fmarion.edu/fmus-cultural-conversations-series-continues-in-november/