Dr. Jodi Cooley has been a professor of physics at Southern Methodist University from 2009 to 2022. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, before taking up her post at SMU.
Dr. Cooley is an award-winning physicist and physics communicator. Among her many awards at SMU, Dr. Cooley earned the Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers in 2019, recognizing outstanding communication of contemporary physics to the general public; and was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018 for contributions to the search for dark matter scattering with nuclei, particularly using cryogenic technologies.
Dr. Cooley has been a member of the SuperCDMS SNOLAB Collaboration since 2014, serving as its Deputy Operations Manager from 2019-2022.
Dr. Cooley took up her duties at SNOLAB on August 1, 2022.