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Lauren Cooper Ph.D.

Lauren Cooper Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


304-293-7956Lauren.Cooper@mail.wvu.edu5115Reynolds Hall


Lauren Cooper Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Lauren A. Cooper is an assistant professor of accounting in the John Chambers College of Business & Economics. She teaches in the areas of taxation and financial accounting. Dr. Cooper currently serves as the Interim Diversity Coordinator for the Chambers College. She is also the faculty advisor for the Women in Business (WIB) student organization.

Dr. Cooper’s primary research interests focus on the impact of technology on the accounting profession and effect of corporate social responsibility on investor and firm behavior. She has publications at quality journals in such areas as financial and forensic accounting, information systems, taxation, business ethics, and accounting education. Her coauthored paper titled “Robotic Process Automation in Public Accounting” was awarded the AICPA/American Accounting Association 2023 Notable Contributions To Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association Accounting Information Systems Section 2023 Midyear Meeting Notable Contributions to Literature Award, and Accounting Horizons 2020 Best Paper Award.

Dr. Cooper received the West Virginia University Student Engagement & Leadership Outstanding Faculty/Staff Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with WIB in 2022. She is also the recipient of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Gold Medal Award.


  • Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
  • M.S., Accounting, Oklahoma State University
  • B.A., Mathematics, Oklahoma State University

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