Dr. Robert B. Cooter, Jr.

Dr. Robert B. Cooter, Jr. (Ed.D., Tennessee ’83) is the Ursuline Endowed Chair of Teacher Education at Bellarmine University. His primary research centers on the improvement of literacy education programs for children living at the poverty level. Currently, he is editor of The Reading Teacher (International Reading Association), the world’s largest circulation journal for literacy educators. Cooter formerly served as the first “Reading Czar” (associate superintendent) for the Dallas (TX) schools and was named Texas State Champion for Reading by then Governor Bush. He is a recipient of the 2007 Urban Impact Award (Council of Great City Schools) and the 2008 A.B. Herr Award (Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers) for his work in high poverty schools. Among his 20 books in reading education are the best-selling Teaching Children to Read: The Teacher Makes the Difference and The Flynt/Cooter Comprehensive Reading Inventory.

Areas of Expertise

  • Reading and Literacy Education
  • Program Development for High Poverty Schools

Office Location and Mailing Address

Dean’s Office, 3rd Floor,
Bellarmine Office Building
Bellarmine University
2120 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205

Direct Phone: 502.272.8076

Email Address: rcooter@bellarmine.edu