Kathy M Cousins-Cooper


Kathy M Cousins-Cooper
College of Science and Technology


Marteena Hall 201-A
B.S.Electrical Engineering / Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S.Mathematics Education / North Carolina A&T State University
Ph.D.English / University of South Florida
JDLaw / North Carolina Central School of Law


Dr. Kathy Cousins-Cooper is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. She also serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for Secondary Education (Mathematics) and Course Coordinator for MATH 101, 102, 103, and 104.
Dr. Cousins-Cooper earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, a M.S. degree in Mathematics Education from N.C. A&T State University, a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida, and a J.D. from N.C. Central University School of Law. Dr. Cousins-Cooper was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2014-15 academic year.
Dr. Cousins-Cooper is married and has two children.

Research Interests

Dr. Kathy Cousins-Cooper's primary research area is in the field of mathematics education and more specifically, she conducts research in the area of analyzing the effect of various instructional models on student performance in college algebra. In addition, she is interested in other factors that affect students' performance in mathematics from diverse populations. Dr. Cousins-Cooper is also interested in investigating how to improve the mathematical performance of historically underrepresented groups.

Recent Publications

  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper (2000). (Motivating African-Americans to Study Mathematics & Teacher Expectations for Their Success). (Changing the Faces of Mathematics) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Janis Oldham (2003). (Female Scientists Cross-Culturally). (The Diaspora: Introduction to Africana Studies) Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Nicholas Luke, Thomas Redd (2016). (College Algebra & Trigonometry for Engineers and Scientists Workbook). Pearson.
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Nicholas Luke, Thomas Redd (2016). (Fundamentals of Algebra & Trigonometry Workbook). (3rd) Pearson.
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Katrina Nelson, Seongtae Kim, Nicholas Luke (2017). (The effect of the math emporium instructional method on students' performance in college algebra). (1) 5, pp. 1-13. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Katrina Nelson, Seongtae Kim, Nicholas Luke (2017). (The Effect of the Math Emporium Instructional Method on Students' Performance in College Algebra). (1) 5, pp. 1-13. European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education.
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Dominic Clemence, Katrina Nelson, Seongtae Kim, (2019). (ASSESSING THE EMPORIUM MODEL THROUGH STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND PERSISTENCE). (7) 7, pp. 408-420. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research(IJIER).
  • Kathy Cousins-Cooper, Dominic Clemence, Thomas Redd, Nicholas Luke, Seongtae Kim (2019). (Math Emporium Instructional Course Design: Algebra Course Evolution at an HBCU). In Zakiya S. Wilson-Kennedy, Goldie S. Byrd, Eugene Kennedy, Henry T. Frierson , (Broadening Participation in STEM: Effective Methods, Practices, and Programs) 22, pp. 237-263.