Harris Cooper is the Hugo L. Blomquist Professor
of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, USA. His lab
mostly conducts research syntheses and meta-analysis, but also
collects primary data in the area of educational policy and
practice. He has taught research methods to undergraduate and
graduate students for more than 40 years and has edited two
handbooks on research methods and a guide to reporting research in
Dr. Cooper served as the editor of Psychological Bulletin and inaugural co-editor (with Gary VandenBos) of the Archives of Scientific Psychology, APA's open-access, collaborative data sharing, open methods journal.
After his term as Psychological Bulletin editor, he served for six years as the APA journals program Chief Editorial Advisor (CEA). The CEA acts as a resource for journal editors, authors and submitters of manuscripts when (a) disputes arise between editors and authors or authors and authors and/or (b) concerns are expressed about the scientific integrity of submitted manuscripts and published articles.
For three years Dr. Cooper served as chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia and for five years he served as chair of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University.