Dr. Anita Cooper directs the Bible Teaching program, a program specifically designed to prepare students to teach the Bible in a school setting. Before coming to CIU, she taught Bible in the public schools in Tennessee and West Virginia in grades K-12. Since joining the CIU team in 1985, she has challenged her students to cultivate a passion for teaching the Bible for "heart and mind." She teaches courses in Bible, Bible teaching, education and psychology in Romania, Ukraine, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and New Zealand as well as at CIU. You may find her gardening, reading, doing photography, woodworking or meditating at a coffee shop when she is not engaged in her love of teaching or hanging out with students.
Teacher, Hamilton County Public Schools, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1975-77; teacher, Mercer County Public Schools, Bluefield, Va., 1977-85. 1985
- B.S., Columbia Bible College
- M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary
- Ph.D., University of South Carolina
- Advanced biblical studies, Reformed Theological Seminary and Columbia International University