Benjamin Cooper is an associate with the networked improvement science group at the Carnegie Foundation. He joined the Foundation in 2018 as a networked improvement science fellow, committed to improving life outcomes amongst traditionally underserved students. He comes to the Foundation from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. At the University of California, Benjamin worked as a researcher with the Improvement by Design Research group, a network-improvement support person for multiple school sites with the Los Angeles School Improvement Network, and a researcher for multiple K-12 initiatives with the NSF-funded Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center.
Before moving to California, Benjamin was a K. Leroy Irvis Doctoral Fellow in the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a 2005 Gates Millennium Scholar, 2005 Horatio Alger National Scholar, and 2009 Dennis and Phyllis Washington Family Scholar.
Benjamin earned a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in sociology. He also earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.