Evan Spritzer

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Evan Spritzer received a Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY at Stony Brook, a master’s degree in international history from the University of the Sorbonne (Paris), and a PhD in History and French Studies from New York University. He has performed throughout Europe and the United States as a clarinetist and was an associate artist at Princeton University. He researches and writes about the performance of politics on French radio in the era of the Second World War.  

  • 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.