Jacqueline Cooper, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Midshipmen Development Center
Dr. Cooper is a clinical psychologist whose evidence based cognitive-behavioral orientation lends itself particularly well to the short term needs of many midshipmen. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1975 and has since worked in a variety of settings, including almost 14 years in college counseling centers. Dr. Cooper has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders for over 25 years and heads up the U.S. Naval Academy's Eating Disorder Treatment Team. In addition to eating disorders, her professional interests include cognitive behavioral treatment, wellness and mindfulness, and women's issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Dr. Cooper has been married for over 40 years and has three adult children and one hyperactive, German Short-Haired Pointer. Her personal interests include running, biking, hiking, yoga, travel, nature, sports (especially college basketball), and acoustic music from blues to bluegrass to folk rock.