Dr. Cooper is an emeritus member of the faculty, having retired in 2011. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Herpetologists’ League. He is also Associate Editor of Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology and a member of the editorial board of Amphibia-Reptilia. Dr. Cooper studies and teaches the ecology and evolution of behavior, with emphasis on antipredatory behavior, foraging, and chemosensory behavior by squamate reptiles. His field, laboratory, and theoretical studies have yielded over 200 articles published in scientific journals and books. He is no longer accepting graduate students.