Dr. Jodi Cooley

Executive Director

Dr. Jodi Cooley is the executive director of SNOLAB, Canada’s internationally renowned underground physics laboratory. She holds the title of Professor of Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON.  

Prior to arriving at SNOLAB, Dr. Cooley was a professor of physics at SMU in Dallas, TX where she conducted research deciphering the nature of dark matter as member of the SuperCDMS Collaboration, serving in the role of its Deputy Operations Manager from 2019-2022.  

Dr. Cooley’s contributions to science and science communication have been recognized with numerous awards including 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.  

In 2022, Dr. Cooley was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for outstanding contributions to searches for dark matter particles.  

Dr. Cooley received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and physics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She completed her postdoc studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University.