Elizabeth O'Donnell

Associate Dean, Professor, Proportional-Time Faculty
212.353.4223 |

Jason Lee Oakes

Adjunct Assistant Professor
212.353.4273 |

Joan Ockman

Visiting Professor
212.353.4220 |

Rose Oluronke Ojo-Ajayi

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History
212.353.4262 |

O. Charles Okorafor

Chair of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4371 |

Whitney Oldenburg

Career Counselor
212.353.4384 |

Demetrius Oliver

Adjunct Instructor

Karl Orishimo

Adjunct Professor

Crystal Ortiz

Assistant Director, Special Events
212.353.4269 |

John Osburn

Associate Director, Engineering Communication Workshops
212.353.4312 |

Christine Osinski

212.353.4226 |

Paul Ostner


  • 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.