Melissa Cooper | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper
PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present

Adjunct Professor, Organizational Behavior<br>PhD Organizational Behavior, 2016 - Present<br><br>I have a MS.Ed. from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. in English from Douglas College. I am broadly interested in how individuals process struggle, particularly in the context of ambivalence and ambiguity. My research also explores how time impacts cognition and action, specifically the positive aspects of delay in terms of decision-making, task performance, meaning making and well-being. From a methodological standpoint, I am interested in how statistical models and methods may be improved to better represent psychological constructs.

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