Pam Newton

Writing Associate

Pam Newton has a Master’s degree in English from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She has taught high school and college for several years, including two years teaching abroad in Germany. She currently teaches writing in the Humanities program at Cooper Union and in the English department at Yale. Pam also writes for magazines as an art/culture journalist and essayist. She has written for publications including The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, and the Huffington Post, as well as being a theatre critic for Time Out New York and a book critic for O the Oprah Magazine. She wrote one of the monologues in Nora Ephron’s play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.