Coopman, Ted M.

Coopman, Ted M.

Lecturer AY-B, Communication Studies
Social Media Team Coordinator
Faculty Consultant for Academic Technology (FCAT) for the College of Social Sciences



Office Hours

Spring 2015 Wednesday 10:30-11:45 or Skype anytime both by appoint only

The best way to contact me is via email. Students currently enrolled in my courses should use the Canvas messaging system.


  • Masters Degree, Mass Communications, CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication, Univ Of Washington, Washington, United States, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre Arts, Fresno State University, California, United States, 1987


Ted M. Coopman (Ph.D. University of Washington, 2008) is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at San José State University, San José, California, and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Communication, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. His research on free radio, media-based social movements, and the use of technology by activists is informed by his own experiences as an activist since 1993. His research has been published in Critical Studies in Media Communication, First Monday, the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, the Journal of Radio Studies, the American Communication Journal, 2nd Internet Research Annual, and Political Communication as well as in the edited volumes Representing Resistance: Media, Civil Disobedience, and the Global Justice Movement (Greenwood), and the award winning Communication Activism, Vol. 2 (Hampton Press). Ted's research has earned the Article of the Year Award for the American Communication Journal, and top student paper awards from the Association of Internet Researchers, and the Mass Communication (1997 & 2006) and Group Divisions of the National Communication Association, and the Communication Theory Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association (with Lagos and Tomhave). He has served on the Board of Directors of American Communication Association (1997-2002), as Graduate Student Representative (2005-2007) and as an Open Seat Representative (2009-2011) to the Executive Committee of the Association of Internet Researchers. His current research focus is developing theory on new media based emergent, self-organizing resistance networks. He is also the Faculty Consultant for Academic Technology for the College of Social Sciences at SJSU. When he is not tethered to his MacBook or teaching classes he likes vegetable gardening, cooking, hiking, and going to the beach with his wife Stephanie and dog River.