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 officers; ethics for police administrators; governmental ethics reform; public ethics training and education; issues of citizenship obligation and public ethics; neighborhood participation in government, particularly the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council system; democratic values; social ethics.