Dr. Charles Tucker
Martha Cooper supported education throughout her career through loyalty, dedication and service. Martha Cooper was a professor in the Department of Communication at NIU from 1984 to 2000. She directed the University required basic communication course from 1984 to 1989 and served as Communication Department Graduate Director from 1989-2000. She won Northern’s most prestigious recognition in teaching and was designated as a Presidential Teaching Professor in 1999. Her career and life exhibited a balance of excellence in teaching, significant scholarship, and dedicated professional and community service.