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Patty Cooper


Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy


Patty Cooper graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor of Science Degree in communications/sociology. She received her Master of Science in Accountancy with emphasis in taxation from San Diego State University. She earned a Doctor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Florida. Cooper started her accounting career at Ernst & Young in San Diego, later working for a local CPA firm, and was a founding shareholder in Cooper & Associates, APC. She currently holds a CPA license in California and practices as a consultant for a regional firm in San Diego. She has been an SDSU lecturer since 2019.  

Interests: Tax (Corporate)  Forensic Accounting 

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