Matthew A. Cooney, Ph.D.

  Assistant Professor Of Edu, Inld Superntndnt Docto
  708-534-8049 ext. 8049
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By appointment.

  College: COE

Interdisciplinary Leadership, Ed.D.
Division of Education


Dr. Matthew Cooney joined the College of Education at Governors State University in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctoral (INLD) Program. As a core faculty member in the INLD program Dr. Cooney teaches classes on leadership studies and in the higher education administration concentration. As Dr. Cooney teaches fully online he utilizes multiple learning tools to connect with students including BlackBoard collaborate, VoiceThreads, Tiki-Toki, and Zoom meetings. He transitioned into a faculty role after working in administrative roles in higher education including student affairs; undergraduate education; and institutional research and effectiveness.


Dr. Cooney is in his third year as an assistant professor and has an active research agenda that focuses on organization and governance in higher education and contemplative practices in higher education. His work has been published in the Journal of Research on the College Presidency; Journal of Higher Education Research, Assessment, and Practice; and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and he has presented at national and international conferences including NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; Association of the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education; Association of Leadership Educators;  and the National Academic Advising Association.