Cooper Nelson

Guest Blogger

Communications Manager, University of Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona

Cooper Nelson is a Communications Manager at University of Phoenix (UOPX), leading the University’s content development strategy. During his time at UOPX, Nelson has supported the University’s areas focused on Business, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Counseling and Doctoral Studies. He has led large national campaigns to promote and share UOPX studies and thought leadership and has been published in a number of top-tier news outlets and industry trade publications.

Cooper has worked in the public relations and internal/external communications space for more than seven years, also helping develop content and strategy for Grand Canyon University (GCU). During his tenure at GCU, Nelson was a foundational member of the GCU Today communications team that launched the University’s news hub, internal communications strategy and quarterly magazine. He was also a co-founder of the GCU Today news video series and contributed to the launch of the GCU Today Twitter account. Cooper earned a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in marketing and a bachelor’s in communications from GCU.


Posted Sep. 9, 2019

If Black Male Teachers Benefit Students, Why Are They Underrepresented?

Two percent and shrinking. It’s a statistic that may seem small enough to be insignificant … until you understand what…

By Cooper Nelson

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Posted July 19, 2021

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Posted July 27, 2021

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Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

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