Rick Cooper

Rick Cooper

Managing Editor
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Office: 541-737-0793
Fax:  541-737-7958

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University Plaza 346

1600 SW Western Boulevard

1600 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Affiliated with: 
Oregon Sea Grant
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 
  • Publication planning, editing, design and layout

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Beyond OSU

As managing editor for Oregon Sea Grant, Rick manages websites and social media, writes content for digital and print uses, and edits publications and other content. Before joining Oregon Sea Grant in 2001, he was a publications editor for OSU's Extension and Experiment Station Communications (1992-2001); communications and marketing coordinator for OSU's Office of Continuing Higher Education (1988-92); a public school teacher (secondary English and U.S. history, 1984-88); a freelance writer, editor, and publisher (1980-84); and production manager for Claymation filmmaker Will Vinton Productions (1977-80). He's also a former professional rock and jazz drummer (yet his audiologist says his hearing loss is due to congenital nerve deafness, not loud music!). He holds a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's in interdisciplinary studies.