About Rebecca


Rebecca L. Cooney, MS

Clinical Associate Professor

Research Associate, Center of Excellence for Natural Product-Drug Interaction Research (NaPDI)

Director, Murrow Online Programs

Office: Jackson 200D

Office Hours: MW 10a-noon or by appointment

Phone: (509) 335-3911

Email: rebecca.cooney@wsu.edu


Rebecca Overview Slides

Welcome to a new semester all. You can view my full bio on the Murrow College website so I won’t repeat myself here. Some added tidbits about me…

  • I am 46 years old – I was raised in California and spent most of my youth in the San Francisco area. I moved out of the state in 1997 and have since lived in WA, ID, and CO.
  • I have 4 kids ages 14, 17, 19 and 22 (three boys, one girl). Two are still at home, one is at University of Washington (psych major) and our daughter is at Western Washington University (business/entrepreneurship major)
  • My husband is Chris Cooney – a member of the Carson College faculty
  • We have two cockatiels – 20yo Katie and 7yo Peaches + a 4yo chinchilla named Chez
  • I drink vanilla or white chocolate lattes because I am lame and hate the taste of actual coffee. I also drink English Breakfast tea UK-style with honey and cream.
  • I’m a white wine girl – sauvignon blanc, and have an unhealthy relationship with cheese.
  • We try to go to yoga 2-3x/week but sometimes we are slackers and don’t get our act together

I like what I do. Teaching is a great fit for me and career-wise, I am most at home in higher education because I believe in the mission and value of lifelong learning. I am a crazy task-master and best suited for roles in project management and campaign implementation, as well as activities that require the coordination and cooperation of individuals from multiple areas or disciplines. I am not a fan of staff management and shy away from roles that require I manage people. I am good at figuring out non-intuitive technical systems, web development, and digital metrics. I want to do more to increase my credentials and certifications and hope to have more bandwidth for such ambitions in the coming years.

Below is a quote I like. You might say they are words to live by – but really I see them as simply words of wisdom. I don’t know who the original author was so we’ll go with “unknown.”

Very happy to meet all of you and look forward to getting to know you throughout the semester!

Rebecca Cooney

Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right, and your head up. Do well, live well, and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living.”

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