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James Cooper

Graduate Student

Learning Sciences Research Institute


Building & Room:

1570 SSB


1240 W. Harrison St.

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Research and Teaching Interests

Organizational Learning, business strategy simulations, improvisational learning, mentoring learning, organizational development, human resources


Organizational Development & Change

Year Entered Program



Josh Radinsky



Professional Goals

Bridge Learning Sciences and Organizational Development. Have 3-5 published papers by the end of my doctoral studies

Hobbies & Interests

Golfing, Gaming, Growing

Why Learning Sciences?

The sciences of learning is the foundation of organizational disciplines, such as organizational behavior, organizational development, and industrial psychology

Why LSRI at UIC?

The faculty are leaders in the field


Notable Honors

2016-2017, Deans Letter for Outsanding Teaching, University of Illinois at Chicago


2013 - PhD, Benedictine University, Organizational Development and Change
2004 - MBA, DePaul University, Human Resources Management
1998 - BBA, Loyola University, Finance

Licensures and Certifications

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM), SHRM SCP (Senior Certified Professional)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management, Society of Human Resources Professioanls

Research Currently in Progress

  • Capsim Strategy Simulation: Design Decisions of an Advance Human Resources Module – Developing – Work in Progress
  • Examining the Connections of Organizational Development and Learning Sciences: A Conceptual Literature Review and Research Themes – Work in Progress
  • What are Business Students Really Learning? Validity Study of Capsim Strategy Simulation – Work in Progress
  • A Place to Call their Own: Learned Matriculation Strategies by African-American Students at Predominately White Institutions When Mentored by One of their Own. Work in Progress