Dana Cooper

Dana Cooper, Ph. D.

Associate Professor
Texas Christian University, Ph.D. and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
Women, Gender, Diplomatic, and Transatlantic

Email: cooperdc@sfasu.edu
Telephone: 936.468.2224
Office: 359 Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North


Dr. Dana Cooper is professor of history and serves as the Executive Director of the Student Success Center at Stephen F. Austin State University. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University, she went on to earn her master’s degree from Texas Tech University and doctoral degree at Texas Christian University. Specializing in women's, gender, and transatlantic history, she has presented papers in England, Germany, and Austria and has published with presses in Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United States. She is the co-editor of Transatlantic Relations and Modern Diplomacy: An Interdisciplinary Examination (Routledge, 2013), Motherhood and War: International Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Motherhood in Antiquity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Her book, Informal Ambassadors: American Women, Transatlantic Marriages, and Anglo-American Relations, 1865-1945, which led to her interview for the documentary, “Million Dollar American Princesses,” which appeared on the Smithsonian Channel. She has received several honors including a 2010 Teaching Excellence Award, “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire,” in 2014, and was recognized in 2016 as a Distinguished Professor. Dr. Cooper teaches a wide variety of classes including Women’s History, Diplomatic History to 1900, History of Feminism, Women and Race, History of Gender, Women and War, Transatlantic History, History of Motherhood, and The First Ladies.