Randolph Cooper

Randolph Cooper is a Professor in the Decision and Information Sciences department in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. He joined the University of Houston faculty in 1990 after teaching at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his bachelors in economics, masters in business administration, and doctorate in management information systems from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has been employed as a programmer and systems analyst at Motel 6, Incorporated, and Computer Sciences Corporation. He has published in a variety of academic journals, including DataBase, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, Information and Management, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, and Omega. He is currently teaching courses on Java Programming, Information Security, and the Critical Analysis of Research


  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Management, UCLA, 1983
  • M.B.A., Graduate School of Management, UCLA, 1975
  • A. B., University of California at Los Angeles, 1971


  • IBM Corporation Doctoral Fellowship
  • Edward W. Carter Fellowship
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
  • Melcher Faculty Research Fellow
  • Melcher Faculty Service Fellow
  • Halliburton Faculty Service Award


  • University of Houston
    Professor, 2003 – present
    Associate Professor, 1990-2002
  • University of Michigan
    Assistant Professor, 1983-1990
    Lecturer, 1982-1983
  • Loyola Marymount University
    Lecturer in Business Administration, 1980-1981
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    Systems Analyst 1975-1979
  • Motel 6, Incorporated
    Programmer 1974-1975
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Randolph B. Cooper
Bauer College of Business
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6282

Phone: (713) 743-4732
Email: rcooper@uh.edu
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