Walid Raad

Associate Professor
212.353.4214 |

Ashok Raiji

212-353-4220 |

Anita Raja

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs; Professor of Computer Science
(212)353-4309 |

Harold Ramdass

Writing Associate and Adjunct Instructor
212-353-4273 |

Robin Randisi

Film / Video Technician

Jennifer Todd Reeves

Adjunct Professor - Film/Video
212-353-4200 |

Julie Reiss

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Joseph Riley

Printmaking Technician
212.353.4235 |

Yashodhan C. Risbud

Director C.V.Starr Research Foundation, Adjunct Professor
212.353.4307 |

Elizabeth Rivera

Major Gifts Officer
212-353-4171 |

Javier Rivera


David Robbins

Director of Housing & Residential Education and Programs
212.353.4117 |

Patrick Robbins

Project & Communications Manager, Institute for Sustainable Design

Zachary Rockhill

Adjunct Professor
212-353-4200 |

Estuardo Rodas

Mechanical Engineering Technician and Project Coordinator
212.353.4039 |

Halsey Rodman

Visiting Professor

Alex Rodriguez

Assistant Maintenance Supervisor

Matthew Roman

212-353-4220 |

Savina Romanos

(212) 353-4220 |

Christine Romero

Student Accounts Assistant
212-353-4147 |

Ryan Ronan

Adjunct Instructor

Mark Rossi

Senior Designer, Center for Design & Typography
212-353-4211 |

Maria Rossillo

Coordinator of Applications
212-353-4127 |

Debbie Roth

212-353-4160 |

James Roulston


Wes Rozen

212-353-4220 |

Roy Rub

Adjunct Professor
212-353-4200 |

Mary Ruokonen

Director of Financial Aid
212-353-4113 |

Stephen Rustow

212-353-4220 |

  • 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.