Melissa Cooper | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Behavior Department, 2016 – Present.<br><br>I am broadly interested in how inconspicuous but salient environmental structures influence human behavior and decision making. Focused on human technology interactions, I am currently studying how algorithmic predictions about people influence selection and evaluation decisions. I also hold a MSEd, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, JD, Cornell Law School, BA -English, Douglas College, Rutgers University. Prior to returning to academia, I practiced corporate and securities law primarily representing intellectual property based firms.

MEd, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education , 2015
JD, Cornell Law School, 1998
BA, Douglass College, Rutgers University , 1995

Interests and Courses


Time, Ambivalence, Ambiguity, Decision-Making, Creativity, Higher Education


Organizational Behavior, Research Methods

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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  • Bergeron, D. (Presenter & Author), Hinz, J. D. (Author Only), Cooper, M. E. (Author Only), Rochford, K. C. (Author Only), Kim, H. (Author Only) Academy of Management, "Causal Asymmetry: Motives for (Not) Engaging in Organizational Citizenship Behavior", Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (2018).
  • Bergeron, D. (Presenter & Author), Rochford, K. C. (Author Only), Hinz, J. D. (Author Only), Cooper, M. E. (Author Only), Kim, H. (Author Only) Academy of Management, "OCB – Let’s Talk About It! Discovering New Directions Through Qualitative Research", Academy of Management, Chicago, IL. (2018).

Academic and Professional Activities

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 2017 - Present
  • Academy of Management . 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member, Professional Development Workshop Comittee, 2017 - 2018