Bachelor of Science in Biology, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1962. Master of Science in Physiology, Washington State University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology, University Idaho, 1972.
Master of Science in Geological Engineering, Hydrology, University Idaho, 1990.
Senior laboratory technician, Department Veterinary Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, 1965-1968;
postdoctoral associate department chemistry, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1972-1974;
visiting professor of chemistry, U. Idaho, Moscow, 1974;
instructor facilitator for gifted/talented, Highland School District, Craigmont, Idaho., 1975-1976;
program director, Young Women’s Christian Association, Lewiston, Idaho., 1977-1978;
support assistant, Exxon Nuclear Idaho Corporation, Idaho Falls, 1983;
engineer, Exxon Nuclear Idaho Corporation and Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Inc., Idaho Falls, 1983-1984;
environmental engineer, senior environmental engineer, Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Inc., Idaho Falls, 1984-1986;
manager environmental, safety and health, SIS Project, Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Inc., Idaho Falls, 1986-1990;
member Environmental Compliance Office Department Energy Idaho Operations, Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Inc., 1989;
manager environmental compliance, environmental permits and programs, advisory engineer, Waste Isolation division, Westinghouse Electric Company, Carlsbad, New Mexico, 1990-1992;
senior project manager, regulatory compliance specialist, S.M. Entertainment Stoller Corporation, Albuquerque, 1992-1995;
vice president, Sisneros-Cooper Environmental Cooperative, 1995-1997;
owner, dba Doctor Susan C. Cooper, writer, Albuquerque, since 1998;
artist, Albuquerque, since 1993. Instructor hazardous waste management New Mexico State University, Carlsbad, 1991.
Instructor Clean Air Act, School Environmental Excellence, Westinghouse/Department Energy, 1990-1991. Member speaker's bureau Idaho National Engineering Laboratory/Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company Inc., 1988-1990, Waste Isolation division Westinghouse Electric Company, 1990-1992. Business manager Cooper Creations, since 1996.
Presenter professional conferences.
Member presenting team Marriage Encounter, 1980-1990. Campaign group leader United Way, 1986-1987, campaigner, 1985-1986. Member, historian Mayor's Committee for Employment of Handicapped and Older Workers, Idaho Falls, 1985-1986.
Singer Idaho Falls Opera Theater, 1983-1985. Lay preacher, lay reader, lay Eucharistic minister Episcopalian Church, Idaho and New Mexico, since 1984. Member choir St. John's Church, Idaho Falls, 1983-1985, Grace Episcopalian Church, Carlsbad, 1990-1992, Holy Trinity/St. Francis Church, Albuquerque, 1992-1996, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, since 1996, Soli Deo Gloria, since 1995.
Delegate Democratic Convention, Boise, Idaho, 1975. Member Pastel Society New Mexico (treasurer 1997), The Artist Studio (treasurer since 1997), Toastmasters (past pres, founder 2 corporation clubs, administrative vice president, Competent Toastmaster, Able Toastmaster, Able Toastmaster-bronze), Albuquerque Challenge Toastmaster's Club (president since 1998).
Married William Randall Cooper, June 20, 1964. Children: Darin Benbrook, Carol Kimberly, Ryan Randall.