Elaine Cooney is the Chair of the Department of Engineering Technology and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).
Cooney is the past Director of Assessment for the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Her areas of scholarship include engineering technology education assessment, analog circuits and signals, and radio-frequency identification (RFID). Currently, she is researching best practices in teaching and assessing critical thinking and problem solving in engineering and engineering technology. Cooney is the author of RFID+ The Complete Review of Radio Frequency Identification. She is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.