Elizabeth O'Donnell

Distinguished Professor Adjunct
212.353.4223 |

Joan Ockman

Professor Adjunct
212.353.4220 |

Dina Odnopozova

Adjunct Assistant Professor
212.353.4273 |

Ogbonnaya Charles Okorafor

Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4371 |

Whitney Oldenburg

Director, Center for Career Development
212.353.4384 |

AR Omar

Adjunct Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Lisa Oppenheim

Henry Wolf Chair, Photography (Spring 2023)

Nat Oppenheimer

Associate Professor Adjunct

Karl Orishimo

Adjunct Professor
Biomedical Engineering

John Osburn

Associate Director, Engineering Communication Workshops
212.353.4312 |

Paul Ostner

212.353.4160 |

Karen Ozaeta

Assistant Director of Admissions and Operations
212.353.4120 |

  • 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.