Principal Investigator, Elementary, Middle and Preschool Projects
Co-Principal Investigator, Writing Model Project
Associate Dean of the School of Medicine
Chair for the Department of Allied Health Sciences
Dr. Hooper is the Principal Investigator of the Middle School Writing Project and the Chair for the Department of Allied Health Sciences at UNC-CH. In the past, he as served as the Associate Director and a child neuropsychologist at UNC’s Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities. He is interested in neurocognitive development, social-emotional development and functioning, and the interaction of neurocognitive factors with social-emotional functioning.
Dr. Hooper graduated from Juniata College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education. He then studied at Western Kentucky University, where he received a master’s degree in clinical psychology and school psychology. Dr. Hooper earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia in school psychology. In addition, he was a postdoctoral fellow in child neuropsychology at Brown University’s School of Medicine and participated in a clinical child psychology internship at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine.
When he is not on the road traveling for work, Dr. Hooper enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.