Stewart Cooper, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Director of Counseling Services

Counseling Center


Stewart Cooper joined the Valparaiso University faculty in 1987. He currently serves the University as director of counseling services (which comprise the Counseling Center and both alcohol and sexual-assault-prevention offices) and as an adjunct professor within the psychology department. Professor Cooper’s professional development has followed the scientist/practitioner model of combining teaching, research, and scholarship with clinical practice. His teaching expertise is in the areas of counselor training, treatment of addictive disorders, health psychology, group therapy, consultation theory and process, and career counseling. Professor Cooper has authored and/or edited four books and numerous publications and conference presentations. From 2007-2008, he served as the president of the consulting psychology division of the American Psychological Association, and he has been a long-term executive board member of the counseling psychology division of APA. Currently, he is a member of the APA national membership board. Professor Cooper stays physically active by swimming, biking, and conditioning. He enjoys both aesthetic and pop-cultural activities, contemporary jazz, and international travel.


B.A., M.S., Ph.D. – Indiana University (1981)

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Stewart Cooper