Terry Cooper 

Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy I The Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values 

tlcooper@usc.edu
(213) 740‑0371


Terry L. Cooper, Ph.D., focuses his research on citizen participation and ethics in government. Currently, Professor Cooper is one of the co-principal investigators in the USC Neighborhood Participation Project. There, he conducts research on the role of neighborhood organizations in governance in the City of Los Angeles through the newly established system of neighborhood councils. He also provides leadership as director of the Civic Engagement Initiative at USC. Read more. 

Expertise: ethical standards for, and ethical conduct by, public officials; ethics for law enforcement officersethics for police administratorsgovernmental ethics reformpublic ethics training and educationissues of citizenship obligation and public ethicsneighborhood participation in government, particularly the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council systemdemocratic valuessocial ethics