Luis Vega

212-353-4260 |

Mersiha Veledar

Assistant Professor

Pornnipa Vichchulada

Adjunct Professor

Anthony Vidler

(212) 353-4222 |

William Villalongo

Assistant Professor
212-353-4019 |

Joseph Viola

Adjunct Professor
212-353-4292 |

Yasmin Vobis

Visiting Professor II
212.353.4220 |

Erika Vogt

Visiting Artist

John Vondracek

Adjunct Instructor
(212) 353-4200 |

Leonid Vulakh

Professor of Mathematics
212.353.4313 |

  • 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.