Cynthia Cooper

Acting Associate Dean and Professor

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Contact Information

Center for the Arts, 3001E


Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1995

Areas of Expertise

Research methods
First amendment
Communication law and regulation
Hate speech


Dr. Cooper specializes in communication and teaches courses in research methods, theory, communication law, and First Amendment.  She has also served as a faculty facilitator in Towson’s Intergroup Dialogue program. Her research interests focus on communication history, communication law and policy, the competing rights and responsibilities of the First Amendment, and hate speech.  She has authored two books and several book chapters on communication policy and hate speech. Prior to full-time teaching, she held industry positions in multimedia, television, and health care.  She is a member of the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the Eastern Communication Association.