People

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Elizabeth O'Donnell

Acting Dean, Professor, Proportional-Time Faculty
212-353-4223 | odonne@cooper.edu

Jason Lee Oakes

Adjunct Assistant Professor
212-353-4273 | oakes3@cooper.edu

Joan Ockman

Visiting Professor
212-353-4220 | jo2@columbia.edu

O. Charles Okorafor

Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4371 | okoraf@cooper.edu

Geoffrey Olsen

Administrative Assistant
212-353-4252 | golsen@cooper.edu

Karl Orishimo

Adjunct Professor

Jorge Ortega

Lab Manager
212-353-4330 | ortega@cooper.edu

John Osburn

Associate Director, Engineering Communication Workshops
212-353-4312 | osburn@cooper.edu

Christine Osinski

Professor
212.353.4226 | osinsk@cooper.edu

Lothar Osterburg

Adjunct Professor
212-353-4200 | photogravure@earthlink.net

Paul Ostner

Carpenter
212-353-4160

  • 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.