DR. Durell Cooper is one of the nation’s most prominent cultural strategists specializing in systems change and collaborative thought leadership. Prior to founding Cultural Innovation Group, LLC, he was a Program Officer at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). He also worked at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. in the Marketing Department conducting outreach to veteran service organizations and for Lincoln Center Education recruiting and training teaching artists as well as several community engagement initiatives aimed at increasing equity and inclusion in NYC public schools. Prior to that he was a public school teacher. Durell is also a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy.
HE IS ALSO THE CREATOR AND HOST OF THE web series, Flow and the podcast FLUENCY WITH dr. dURELL COOPER. HE IS ALSO AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK. DURELL GRADUATED FROM THE IMPACT PROGRAM For ARTS LEADERS (IPAL) AT STANFORD IN 2018. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE DIVERSITY SCHOLARS NETWORK AT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. He earned a b.f.a from southern methodist university, and both a m.a. and doctorate of education from NEW yORK UNIVERSITY. Info
Current/Former Clients Include (select): NYC Department of Education Lincoln Center Education DISNEY DC Commission on the arts & humanities NEW JERSEY PERFORMING aRTS center National Queer tHEATER It’s a She tHING nyc Misty copeland foundation Minnesota eVALUATION Association New Jersey principals and supervisors Association Grantmakers in the arts South Arts Paramount Google