• Ph.D.— University of California at Los Angeles (1964)
  • M.A. — Indiana University (1957)
  • B.A. — Brooklyn College (1952)

U.S. Army

  • Signal Corps, High Speed Radio Operator: 1952-1954
  • American Forces Network (AFN), Nürnberg, Germany, Announcer: 1954


Speech Pathologist License # SP 1912 issued by the State of California Board of Medical Examiners: July 1, 1974


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology: January 1, 1966
  • Certificate of Appreciation in “Recognition of a Significant Contribution to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to the Profession of Speech Pathology and Audiology”: November 1979.
  • Standard Designated Teaching Credential issued by the State of California for Adult Education: December 1, 1975.

Post-graduate Training

Stanford University

  • Assistantship, Voice Pathology
  • Director, Adult Stuttering Group: September 1957-August 1958
  • Internship in Aphasia, Fairmont Hospital: June-August 1958

Indiana University

  • Instructor in Public Speaking: September 1955-August 1956
  • Official Tutor in Public Speaking for Football Team: September 1956-June 1957

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis Speech and Hearing Center

2nd International Association of Laryngectomees Post-Laryngectomee Voice Institute: August 1962.

University of Miami School of Medicine

9th Post-Graduate Course in Esophageal Speech and Organic Voice Problems: August 25-31, 1963.

American Cancer Society California Division (Los Angeles)

“The Oral Communication Problems of the Cancer Patient” (Workshop): July 19-21, 1963.

Fields of Specialization


Direct Voice Rehabilitation for Voice Disorders:

  • Functional and Organic
  • Artistic and Professional Voice
  • Improving the Speaking Voice


Stuttering, Accent Reduction, Aphasia



  • UCLA Medical Center: September 1961-November 1968
  • Director, Voice and Speech Clinic, UCLA Medical Center
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Head and Neck Division, Department of Surgery, UCLA Medical Center:June 1964 to November 1968


Private Practice

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)

Professional Organizations

Westwood Academy of Medicine and Dentistry

  • President: 1975-1976
  • Vice-President: 1974-1975
  • Secretary-Treasurer: 1973-1974

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conventions

Annual Convention, November 16-19, 2000, Washington, DC.

Extended seminar: Spasmodic Dysphonia: Cures, Recoveries, and Improvement by Direct Voice Rehabilitation.

Annual Convention, November 16-19, 1979, Atlanta, GA

  • Mini-seminar: Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation for Functional and Organic Dysphonias
  • Mini-seminar: Considerations for the Treatment of Voice Disorders
  • Film Theatre: Vocal Suicide
  • Film Theatre: Games People Play with their Voices

Annual Convention, November 5-6, 1974, Las Vegas, NE

Vocal Rehabilitation for Spastic Dysphonia and Incipient Spastic Dysphonia

Annual Convention, November 18-21,1972, San Francisco, CA

  • Vocal Rehabilitation for Pre-malignant Growths of the Vocal Folds
  • Film Theatre: Vocal Evaluation of Functional and Organic Dysphonias in Children

California Speech and Hearing Association (CSHA) Conferences

Annual Conference, March 28-29, 1980, Los Angeles

  • Mini-seminar: Recovery from Spastic Dysphonia by Direct Voice Rehabilitation
  • Mini-seminar: Direct Vocal Training of the Speaking Voice for Speech Clinicians

Annual Conference, April 7-8, 1978, San Diego

  • Mini-seminar: What Vocal Rehabilitation Is All About
  • Film Theatre: Vocal Suicide
  • Film Theatre: Games People Play With Their Voices

Annual Conference, 1973

  • Vocal Rehabilitation for Spastic Dysphonia and Incipient Spastic Dysphonia
  • Mini-short Course: Voice Training for Speech Therapists
  • Film Theatre: Modern Techniques of Vocal Training, Part II

Annual Conference, 1970

  • Vocal Suicide and Vocal Rehabilitation
  • What Can Be Done for Spastic Dysphonia?

Voice Conferences

XIth Annual Pacific Voice Conference, November 5-7, 1998, San Francisco, CA

Presenting Cures, Recoveries and Improvements by DVR: Four patients diagnosed with severe Spasmodic Dysphonia by the Mayo Clinic and UCLA Medical Center were presented on video with cures by DVR

18th Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, August 4-7, 1980, Washington, DC

Recovery from Spastic Dysphonia by Direct Voice Rehabilitation

Voice Institute

The Third Annual Voice Institute, co-sponsored by the Baylor College of Medicine, the Methodist Hospital, and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital; Houston, TX: February 18, 1977

Speakers: Daniel Boone, Morton Cooper, Samuel Fletcher, Wilbur J. Gould, and other voice specialists

UCLA University Extension

Introduction to Forensic Psychology
Expert witness: Role of Speech Pathologist and the Law, Spring 1980

How to Really Improve Your Speaking Voice
Course Chairman, Winter 1979

Improving Your Speaking Voice
Course Chairman, Summer 1978

Voice Training for Speech Therapists
Course Chairman, October 1971

Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation
Course Chairman, Spring 1971

Improving Your Speaking Voice
Course Chairman, September 1971 and April 1970

Voice and Speech Problems Identification and Management for Teachers
Course Chairman, May 1970

Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation
Course Chairman, Fall 1969

Los Angeles City Schools In-Service Classes Taught

  • Vocal Rehabilitation Techniques for Use in Public School Setting, Winter 1983
  • How to Save Your Voice from Vocal Suicide, Fall 1977
  • How to Save Your Voice, Fall 1976
  • How to Save Your Voice from Vocal Suicide, Winter 1975
  • How to Save Your Voice for Classroom Teachers, Fall 1974
  • Basic Principles of Voice Improvement for Classroom Teachers, Spring 1974


Three Training Films on Voice for Los Angeles County Schools:

  1. Vocal Evaluation of Functional and Organic Dysphonia in Children
  2. Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation (Part 1)
  3. Modern Techniques of Vocal Rehabilitation (Part 2)

Weekly TV Series

Host of a weekly half hour cable television series “Change Your Voice, Change Your Life” from 1985 to present and ongoing throughout Southern California on Comcast and Adelphia.

Additional Educational TV Show

  • Cable Couch: Theta Cable, July 1975 Interview & Discussion “What the Speaking Voice Is All About”
  • Cable Couch: Theta Cable, October 1974 Interview & Discussion “Games People Play With Their Voices”
  • Cable Couch: Theta Cable, September 1974 Interview & Discussion “Vocal Suicide”

All-Day Voice Clinics:

  • Fallon Healthcare System; Worchester, MA: June 13, 1998
  • Tulare County Department of Education; Visalia, CA: November 3, 1978
  • Humboldt State University; Arcata, CA: January 22 and 23, 1977
  • University of Minnesota, “Voice Rehabilitation,” Duluth, MN
  • Peter Geiler & Associates Presents: “Change Your Voice, Change Your Life,” A Workshop for the Legal Profession. Seattle, WA: May 2, 1985
  • TLC Symposium, The Ryan Advisors, Inc. Health Services Consultants “Change Your Voice, Change Your Life,” Washington, DC: September 12, 1984
  • est All Day Voice Workshop, San Francisco: November 2, 1982
  • University of California at San Diego: “Voice Make-Overs—Change Your Voice, Change Your Life,” San Diego, CA: August 17, 1985

Other Courses:

  • Learning Annex, Los Angeles (Taught courses for the last 15 years in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego)
  • Pritikin Longevity Center, Santa Monica (Regular Speaker for several years)

Two Day Voice Workshops Presented by Dr. Cooper:

  • First Annual Voice Workshop (March 1989)
  • Second Annual Voice Workshop (March 1990)
  • Third Annual Voice Workshop (March 1991)
  • Fourth Annual Voice Workshop (March 1992)

Speaking Engagements (Medical and Para-medical Groups)

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Washington, DC
  • Long Beach Hospital
  • Long Island Speech-Language-Hearing Association, NY
  • UCLA Department of Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Ear-Nose-Throat Division)
  • “Recovery from Spastic Dysphonia by Direct Voice Rehabilitation” (1982 and 1990)
  • Los Angeles Neurological Society—“Management of Voice and Speech Problems”
  • White Memorial Hospital—“Recovery from Spastic Dysphonia by Direct Voice Rehabilitation”
  • Hollywood Dental Society
  • Los Angeles Society of Otolaryngology
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association, Bay District
  • International Association of Laryngectomees, Los Angeles
  • Westchester Medical Group
  • Los Angeles County Speech Therapists
  • Speech and Hearing Personnel, Department of Education,
  • San Diego County
  • Ross-Loos Medical Group, Los Angeles
  • Kaiser-Permanente, Ear-Nose-Throat Division
  • Kaiser-Permanent, Harbor, Pediatric Division
  • St. John’s Hospital, Pediatric Division
  • Cedars-Sinai, Pediatric Division
  • California Medical Association
  • Southern California Permanente, Pediatric Division
  • University of Southern California Medical Center, Pediatric Department
  • Western Study Club of Combined Therapy
  • Southern California Psychiatric Society
  • Los Angeles Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity
  • Hollywood Dental Society
  • UCLA Rehabilitation Center—The Cherksey Stroke Re-socialization Program
  • Santa Monica Hospital Med. Center-Westside Health Forum Southern California Permanente, Department of Otolaryngology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center—Cranio-Facial Anomalies
  • Beverly Center for Educational Therapy
  • San Fernando Valley Dental Society
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children,
  • Southern California Society for Dentistry for Children
  • American Geriatrics Society —Third Annual Symposium of the Western Section (National Meeting)
  • Tumor Board, Education Center, Century City Hospital
  • Southern California Society of Oral Surgeons
  • Kaiser-Permanente, Harbor, Otolaryngological Division
  • Hospital of the Good Samaritan, Head & Neck Cancer Symposium White Memorial Hospital—“Vocal Misuse and Abuse As a Precursor to Benign and Malignant Disease of the Vocal Cords” Kaiser-Permanente, Sunset, Otolaryngology Department
  • UCLA School of Dentistry, UCLA Medical Center, “Your Voice and Your Speech”
  • Los Angeles Unified School District Speech-Language Specialists American Cancer Society
  • California Dental Profession, Anaheim, CA
  • Medallion Group of Cedars-Sinai

Speaking Engagements (General Groups)

  • American Telemarketing Association, Phoenix, AZ
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Attorneys at Law, Los Angeles
  • Adams, Duque, & Hazeltine, Attorneys at Law, Los Angeles
  • Book Publicists Club of Los Angeles, Hollywood, CA
  • Beverly Hills Professional Businessmen’s Club, Beverly Hills
  • Screen Actors Guild Conservatory, Hollywood, CA
  • National Institute of Credit, Los Angeles Chapter, Los Angeles
  • Bullock’s Portfolio for the Executive Woman, Los Angeles
  • National Toastmistresses Club
  • Gestalt Therapy Institute, Los Angeles
  • American Theatre Association, San Diego
  • Mount St. Mary’s College Conferences, Los Angeles
  • Inglewood District Bar Association, Inglewood, CA
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing, Denver, CO
  • American Association of Police Polygraphists, Los Angeles
  • Cerritos College, Language Department, Cerritos, CA
  • Arizona State University NATS Winter Vocal Workshop, Tucson, AZ
  • University of Judaism, Conservative & Reform Rabbis Seminar, LA
  • West Los Angeles Business and Professions Association, Los Angeles
  • Brentwood-Bel Air Country Club, Los Angeles
  • Asian American Journalists Association, Los Angeles
  • MENSA Meetings, Los Angeles, CA

National Television Appearances

  • Oprah, ABC
  • The Today Show, NBC Good Morning America, ABC
  • Maury Povich, syndicated
  • Sally Jesse Raphael, syndicated
  • Jenny Jones, syndicated
  • Home and Family, national
  • Merv Griffin, syndicated
  • Mike & Maty, ABC
  • Caryl & Marilyn, ABC
  • Alive & Wellness, CNBC
  • Crusaders, syndicated
  • Crook & Chase, syndicated
  • COPE, syndicated Dinah Shore Show, NBC John Davidson Show, syndicated
  • Regis Philbin Lifestyles Show, syndicated Joe Franklin Show, syndicated
  • Late Night America, Dennis Wholly, syndicated
  • 700 Club, CBN
  • Hour Magazine, Gary Collins, syndicated
  • Nightwatch, Charlie Rose, CBS Financial News Network
  • Newsnight, Atlanta, CNN The Sonya Friedman Show, CNN
  • A.M. Show, KGO, San Francisco, syndicated
  • The David Walker Show, Atlanta, CNN
  • Heart of the Nation, Cable, syndicated
  • News Nite, Los Angeles, CNN
  • The Wil Shriner Show, national
  • Two For You, Atlanta, CNN
  • There Is A Way, syndicated, Palm Springs, CA
  • Home Life Baptist Network, syndicated
  • Entertainment Report

Local Television Appearances

  • Oprah Winfrey Show, WLS, Chicago, IL
  • Regis Philbin, WABC, New York, NY
  • Morning Show, WJZ, Baltimore, MD
  • Good Day New York, WNYW, New York, NY
  • News Channel 8, Springfield, VA KATU, Portland, OR
  • KCAL News, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Bill Griffiths Show, KGTV, San Diego, CA
  • The Sun-Up Show, KFMB, San Diego, CA
  • Good Company, KSTT, St. Paul, MN
  • WPXI, Pittsburgh, PA
  • KCOP, Larry Attlebury News, Los Angeles, CA
  • KCOP, Ed Coughlan News, Los Angeles, CA
  • KCOP, In Studio, Los Angeles, CA
  • KCOP, Lynn Marvin News, Los Angeles, CA
  • A.M. Los Angeles, Steve Edwards, KABC, Los Angeles, CA
  • T.V. Lite, KCRA, Sacramento, CA
  • All-Nite Show, KSCI, Los Angeles, CA
  • TV Noon News, WMAR, Baltimore, MD
  • Best Talk Show in Town, WPIX, New York, NY
  • Noon News, KPNX, Phoenix, AZ
  • KSL, Jackie Knowles, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Morning Show, Action News. KPNX, Phoenix, AZ
  • KSL, Bob Lee, Salt Lake City, UT
  • KUTV, Keith Radford, Salt Lake City, UT
  • KUTV, John Armstrong, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Bill Keene Show, Los Angeles
  • John Barbour’s Place, CBS
  • People are Talking, KPIX, San Francisco, CA
  • Group W, Janet Turner, Los Angeles, CA
  • News, WJLA, Washington, DC
  • WBZ, Lillian Walker, Boston, MA
  • Group W, Jim Bucar, Los Angeles, CA
  • KDOC, Dr. Molnar, Anaheim, CA
  • Frankly Female, KHJ, Los Angeles, CA
  • People are Talking, WJZ, Baltimore, MD
  • Kelly & Company, ABC affiliate, Detroit, MI
  • George Knapp, KLAS, Las Vegas, NV
  • Health News with Glenda Wina, KCBS, Los Angeles, CA
  • Good Company, KING, Seattle, WA
  • Good Company, ABC affiliate, San Diego, CA
  • Deborah Campbell, KVVU, Las Vegas, NV
  • Southern California Midday, KTTV, Los Angeles, CA
  • Noon News, WRC, Washington, DC
  • Mid-Morning LA with Meredith MacRae, KHJ, Los Angeles
  • KRON, San Francisco, CA
  • In Print, Beverly Hills Cable TV, Beverly Hills
  • Good Company, KSTP, Minneapolis, MN
  • Two with You, Anna Bernal, KCBS, Los Angeles
  • Good Company, ABC affiliate, Baltimore, MD
  • His and Her of It, KCBS, Los Angeles, CA
  • The A.M. Show, KCBS, Los Angeles, CA
  • KNBC News, Kelly Lange, Jack Perkins, Los Angeles
  • WSBK, Boston, MA
  • Joe Oteri Show, WLVI, Boston, MA
  • Two on the Town, KCBS, Los Angeles
  • The Sunday Show, KNBC, Los Angeles
  • Double Exposure, Mickey & Teddy Show, Los Angeles
  • KCRA, Sacramento, CA
  • A.M. Los Angeles, Steve Edwards & Christine Ferrare, KABC, Los Angeles

National Radio Interviews

  • Larry King Live, nationally broadcast (Mutual Radio)
  • CBS Radio Network with Mary Matalin
  • Joey Reynolds, WOR New York, NY, nationally broadcast
  • Ray Briem, KABC
  • Owen Spann Show, ABC
  • Jim Bohannon, Westwood 1 Mutual Radio, nationally broadcast Bloomberg News Financial Network
  • CFRB, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, network UPI Radio Network
  • USA Radio Network
  • Bob Edwards, NPR, Washington, DC
  • Diane Rehm, NPR, Washington, DC
  • National Public Radio, TX
  • Talk America Radio Network
  • ABC National Radio, Australia
  • ABC Radio Network
  • Voice of America, Washington, DC
  • National Public Radio, Washington, DC
  • Associated Press
  • Copley Radio Network
  • American Radio Network, Baltimore, MD
  • Independent Broadcast Network, Clearwater, FL
  • Carolina Newstalk Network, Greenville, SC

Local Radio Interviews

Dr. Cooper has been on 24 of the top 25 radio stations in the United States (multiple times) and has appeared as a guest on more than six thousand radio stations in the United States, Canada, Australian, Guam, the Philippines, and other countries.

A sampling of stations follows:

  • KABC-AM, Los Angeles, CA
  • WABC-AM, New York, NY
  • KDKA-AM, Pittsburgh, PA
  • WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
  • KDVK-AM, Sacramento, CA
  • WBZ-AM, Boston, MA
  • KFI-AM, Los Angeles, CA
  • WCCO-AM, Minneapolis, MN
  • KGO-AM, San Francisco, CA
  • WGN-AM, Chicago, IL
  • KIRO-AM, Seattle, WA
  • WIOD-AM, Miami, FL
  • KKOB-AM, Albuquerque, NM
  • WJR-AM, Detroit, MI
  • KLIF-AM, Dallas, TX
  • WMAL-AM, Washington, DC
  • KMOX-AM, St. Louis, MO
  • WOAI-AM, San Antonio, TX
  • KOA-AM, Denver, CO
  • WOR-AM, New York, NY
  • KPRC-AM, Houston, TX
  • WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
  • KSDO-AM, San Diego, CA

Publications which have presented Dr. Cooper’s papers and articles

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Prevention
  • Let’s Live
  • Advance
  • Cosmopolitan
  • California Medicine
  • Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Monthly
  • Voice: The Magazine of Vocal Music
  • Pediatric News
  • Trial
  • Equity (Actor’s Equity Association)
  • Education
  • The Quill
  • Music Educators Journal
  • Peabody Journal of Education
  • Geriatrics
  • United Teacher
  • The Nats Bulletin
  • Grade Teacher
  • Bar Bulletin
  • Case and Comment
  • The Screen Actor
  • Medical Tribune
  • Journal of Communication Disorders
  • Journal of Fluency Disorders
  • Archives of Otolaryngology
  • The Voice
  • Christian Advocate
  • Your Church
  • Voices: The Art and Science of Psychotherapy
  • Advocate (Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association Bulletin
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis Journal

Newspaper and Magazine Interviews with Dr. Cooper have appeared in

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • USA Today
  • The New York Times
  • The New York Times Magazine
  • The Los Angeles Times (Feature articles by Burt Prelutsky, Art Seidenbaum, Al Martinez, Beverly Beyette)
  • Self
  • The Washington Post
  • US
  • Men’s Fitness
  • Men’s Health
  • New York Daily News
  • Chicago Tribune Detroit Free Press
  • Boston Globe
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • The Washington Times
  • The San Diego Union
  • The Arizona Republic
  • The Detroit News
  • The Orange County Register (CA)
  • San Antonio Express-News (San Antonio, TX)
  • San Jose Mercury
  • Akron Beacon Journal (Akron, OH)
  • Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA)
  • Nashville Banner
  • Las Vegas Sun
  • World Tribune
  • Los Angeles Herald Examiner
  • L.A. Weekly
  • L.A. West/People West
  • Scottsdale (AZ) Daily Progress
  • The Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • The Patriot Ledger
  • The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
  • The Argonaut (CA)
  • The Daily Report
  • The Blade-Tribune (Oceanside, CA)
  • San Mateo Times (San Mateo, CA)
  • Ventura County Star (Ventura, CA)
  • United Teacher (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Advance
  • Cashbox
  • Tribune-Review (Greensburg, PA)
  • Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, NE)
  • RTNDA Bulletin (Radio-Television News Directors Asso.)