Sofia Lago

Adjunct Assistant Professor
212.353.4273 |

Jimenez Lai

Robert Gwathmey Chair

Lex Lancaster

Assistant Professor of Art History

Mindy Lang

Creative Director
212.353.4212, 212.353.4210 |

Scott Larner

Assistant Director of Database Operations
212.353.4175 |

Karl LaRocca

Adjunct Instructor
212.353.4200 |

Lauren Lavitt

Development Specialist

Grace Lee

Senior Accountant
212.353.4162 |

Cynthia Lee

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
212.353.4315 |

Marta Lee

Technical Assistant, Painting/Drawing

Cristobal Lehyt

Assistant Professor
212.353.4200 |

Troy Leinster


Lawrence Lennon

Adjunct Professor, Benjamin Menschel Visiting Professor in Engineering
Civil Engineering
646.866.8670 |

Kevin Leonard

Head Technician, Art & Architecture Shop
Adjunct Professor
212.353.4234 |

Marit Liang Stafstrom

Technical Assistant, Film/Video

Eric Lima

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, The Open-Source Hardware Laboratory
Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering
212.353.4029 |

Theresa Lin

Adjunct Instructor
Writing Associate

Simon Liu

Adjunct Instructor
212.353.4200 |

Elizabeth London

Student Care Coordinator
212.353.4130 |

Marget Long

Director, Web Development and Design
Adjunct Instructor, School of Art
212.353.4320 |

James Lowder

Assistant Professor
212.353.4220 |

Justin Lubliner

Technical Assistant, Photography

Dirk Martin Luchtenburg

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
C. V. Starr Distinguished Professor of Engineering
212.353.4310 |

John Lundberg

Center for Writing and Learning, Associate Director

Ellen Lupton


  • 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.