Coopman, Stephanie J

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Professor, Communication Studies



Office Hours

by appointment; please email


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Kentucky, 1989
  • M.A., Speech Communication and Dramatic Arts, Central Michigan University, 1982
  • B.S., Communication Arts and Sciences, Western Michigan University, 1979


I've been at SJSU since 1990. My research, teaching, and service generally focus on applied communication, as with organizational life, games and play, and new media. For the past 16 years, I've taught nearly all my classes online. The third edition of my public speaking text with Cengage, Public Speaking: The Evolving Art, was published in January 2014. Recently, Joy Hart and I signed a contract with Cengage for a survey of communication text, The Evolving Art of Human Communication. And if you like my avatar, go Build Your Wild Self.