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Civil Engineering

Joseph C. Cataldo

Professor of Civil Engineering
212.353.4300 |

Dong Chang

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

David Daddario

Adjunct Professor

Ketan Dodhia

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

Vito A. Guido

George Fox Chair of Civil Engineering
212.353.4304 |

Adam Hapij

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

Maria Jimenez

Administrative Associate: Math, Physics, Mechanical & Civil Engineering Departments
212.353.4292 |

Cynthia Lee

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Lawrence Lennon

Adjunct Professor, Benjamin Menschel Visiting Professor in Engineering
646.866.8670 |

Richard Lo

Adjunct Instructor

Robert Smilowitz

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

Cosmas Tzavelis

Professor of Civil Engineering
212.353.4297 |

Luis Vega

212.353.4260 |

Joseph Viola

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

Constantine Yapijakis

Professor of Civil Engineering
212.353.4296 |

  • 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.