Peter Cooper provides technical oversight and guidance to research and programs staff regarding research design, measurement, data analysis, and reporting of results.
Cooper has nearly 20 years of experience in the education sector, including 10 years performing program evaluation and research both internationally and in the U.S. He has led impact evaluations of early-grade reading interventions in 11 countries across Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has also led qualitative and quantitative research studies funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the IKEA Foundation, Pearson Education, and USAID. His research interests include early-grade literacy acquisition, family and community engagement, and teacher motivation and habit change. Cooper began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and has six years of experience as a classroom teacher at both the primary and secondary levels.
Cooper holds a master’s degree in international education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Bowdoin College.