Cooper Union faculty are the intellectual pulse of the institution. They come to teach while continuing their own personal research and work at various points in their academic careers. Some visit and lecture for a single semester while others teach succeeding generations of students. Their shared dedication to pedagogy and their respective discipline helps each class of students develop and elaborate their talents, interests, and work.
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.