Alice Jones-Nelson

Writing Associate

Alice Jones-Nelson serves on the Academic Writing faculty of Manhattanville College.  She earned the Ph.D. in History and the M. S. in Journalism at the University of Illinois and is a Stanford Publishing Course alumna.  With teaching experience in global, African, and U. S. histories and interdisciplinary studies, she mentors information literacy enthusiasts in community settings, as well.  To foster student creativity, critical thinking, goal setting, problem solving, and empowerment through effective communication, she also draws upon extensive background in editing and collaborating with artists for book, magazine, and digital media corporations. 


  • 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.