Sara Wade

Instructor, Continuing Education

Buck Wanner

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Writing Associate
212.353.4273 |

Emily Waters

Adjunct Instructor

Matthew Waxman

Assistant Professor Adjunct

C. Stan Wei

Professor Emeritus

Andrew Weinstein

Adjunct Professor
212.353.4273 |

David Weir

Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
212.353.4275 |

Jennifer Weiser

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
212.353.4387 |

JL Weissman

Adjunct Instructor

Charlotte Wessell

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

Natalie Westbrook


Amy Westpfahl

Director of Admissions
Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture
and School of Art
212.353.4120 |

Frank Wibowo

Frankie's Kitchen
212.353.4032 |

Andrew Wilhelm

Adjunct Professor
Technical Assistant, Art & Architecture Shop
212.353.4234 |

Jennifer Williams

Adjunct Professor
Head Technician, Photography
212.353.4236 |

Paul Williams

Facilities Associate
212.353.4160 |

Jonathan Bruce Williams


Mackenzie Williams

Art and Architecture Librarian
212.353.4189 |

Meryl Williams

Technical Assistant, Film/Video

Morgan Wilson-Menting

Assistant Director, Individual Giving

Caroline Woolard

Adjunct Instructor

David M. Wootton

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
212.353.4393 |

Kamau Wright

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
212.353.4299 |

Cheng-Daw Wu

Painting Office Coordinator, Painting/Drawing

Xiaoxiao Wu

Instructor Adjunct

Lauren Wycoff

Development Associate for Individual Giving
212.353.4128 |

  • 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.