Campus update: While we've worked hard to preserve the possibility that students could return, the remainder of the spring semester will be conducted online. Staff will work remotely until at least April 20. See the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates page.



Julian Palacio

Assistant Professor Adjunct
212.353.4220 |

Katherine M. Panchyk

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4292 |

Ninad Pandit

Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Science
212.353.4284 |

Nancy Paredes

Technical Assistant - Printmaking
212.353.4235 |

Sara Partridge

Adjunct Instructor

Stephan Pascher

Adjunct Instructor
212.353.4200 |

Jaya Patel

Financial Aid Specialist
212.353.4113 |

Ellie Perendy

Development Associate, Individual Giving
212.353.4135 |

Nori Perez

Administrative Manager
212.353.4285 |

Elle Pérez

Henry Wolf Chair (Spring 2020)

Jenny Perlin

Adjunct Professor

Dale Perreault

Senior Library Technician
212.353.4188 |

Michael Petralia

Adjunct Instructor

David Petrillo

Adjunct Professor

Paul Pfeiffer

Visiting Artist

Zach Poff

Adjunct Professor
Technical Assistant - Film/Video
212.353.4238 |

Phil Polefrone

Writing Associate

Linda Pollak

Professor Adjunct

Daniel Porvin

Head Technician - Film/Video
212.353.4239 |

  • 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.