National Math Advisory Board


Sister Marie Cooper, IHM

Sister Marie Cooper, IHM, Ed.D.

Sister Marie Cooper, IHM, is a professor of mathematics and physics at Immaculata University in Pennsylvania and oversees its Office of Sponsored Research. During the past twelve years, Sister Marie has been part of and/or conducted a series of government-funded graduate courses and professional development workshop programs both on and off campus in mathematics and science for in-service teachers at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. Her background experience includes many years teaching mathematics and science at the middle school, high school, and university levels. Her research and writings have centered on teaching and learning mathematics and science. She has served as a research assistant in the Center for Innovation in Undergraduate Education at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and at the Center for Policy Research in Education, then at Rutgers University. Sister Marie received her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University, master's degrees from Villanova University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an Ed.D. from Rutgers University.