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Krys Cooper

Academic Success Advocate


Prior to arriving at UT in April 2019, Krystal worked at Amarillo College as a Career Navigator and Transition Advisor. Her duties included teaching ABE to HSE and ESL students, and advising students transitioning from the AEL programs into the community college. In her role as an Academic Success Advocate, Krys advocates for students’ academic success, fosters healthy campus partnerships, and brings awareness to the importance of the ASA’s roles and Academic Alert.


Doctor of Philosophy in Adult Education, Auburn University

Master of Arts in Adult Education

Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Tuskegee University

Professional Service

  • NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising
  • Beegle Certified Poverty Coach


Publications and Presentations

Cooper, K.
(2017). Oral Defense. Examination of Parental Involvement in Relation to

a Child’s Academic Success. Presented at Auburn University

Cooper, K., Hughes, Cruder, A. (2016). Teaching Philosophies. Presented at Auburn


Cooper, K., Bush, F., Seong, D., & Griffin, S. (2015.) Special Olympics. Presented at Auburn University

Cooper, K, Seong, D., & Gao, Y. (2014). Distance Education. Presented at Auburn University

Cooper, K., Hughes, J., Griffin, S. (2014). Workforce Education. Presented at Auburn


Cooper, K. (2013) Curriculum and Development. Presented at Troy University in

Montgomery, AL

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