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Sara Wade

Instructor, Continuing Education

Buck Wanner

Writing Associate

Nat Ward

Adjunct Instructor

Elizabeth Waters

Associate Director, STEM Outreach
212.353.4307 |

Emily Waters

Adjunct Instructor

Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei

Professor (retired)
212.353.4299 |

Andrew Weinstein

Adjunct Associate Professor
212.353.4273 |

David Weir

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
212.353.4275 |

Jennifer Weiser

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4387 |

Charlotte Wessell

Director of the Office of the President and Board Relations Secretary of the Board of Trustees
212.353.4252 |

Amy Westpfahl

Director of Admissions for Art and Architecture
Adjunct Instructor
212.353.4036 |

Christina Weyl

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Frank Wibowo

Frankie's Kitchen

Samuel Wiener

Adjunct Professor

Andrew Wilhelm

Adjunct Professor
Technical Assistant, Art & Architecture Shop
212.353.4234 |

Jennifer Williams

Adjunct Professor
Head Photography Technician
212.353.4236 |

Paul Williams

212.353.4160 |

Jonathan Bruce Williams


Alan N. Wolf

Chair of Physics
212.353.4314 |

Jolie Woodson

Director, Center for Career Development
212.353.4112 |

David M. Wootton

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
212.353.4393 |

Xiaoxiao Wu

Instructor Adjunct

James Wylie

Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • 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.