Center for Character Development
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Nat Cooper, a native of Ireland, is Vice President
of International Affairs and Director of the Center for Character
Development at Lubbock Christian University, where he also teaches.
Dr. Cooper has
an educator for nearly three decades. He has conducted over 440
workshops on character education and business ethics and has
consulted various institutions in 86 nations.
In 1996, at the invitation of Siberia's president
of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Cooper led a group of educators to
help bring the CHARACTER COUNTS! frame-work to 500 schools in
Siberia. This group trained Siberian teachers and administrators and
worked with them to translate CHARACTER COUNTS! curricular materials
into Russian. The materials have since been translated into Spanish
for South American countries. Dr. Cooper also is involved in efforts
to bring CHARACTER COUNTS! to places as diverse as Albania, Ireland,
Antigua and Barbuda, Honduras, Tatarstan, Ukraine, Guyana, England
and St. Thomas VI.
Closer to home, he has been instrumental in making
CHARACTER COUNTS! a meaningful part of the coursework and activities
at 115 West Texas schools. As of August 2004, the Center for
Character Development will have trained 9,000 plus public school
Nat is married to his college sweetheart, and has
three sons and four grandsons. For recreation he rides dressage on
his Arabian horse, Glyndwr.