Monica Datta

Adjunct Instructor

Monica Datta holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Washington University in Saint Louis; a Master of Architecture from the City University of New York and attended Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona; a Master of Science, Advanced Architectural Studies, from the University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture; a Master of Science, City Design and Social Science (Cities Programme) from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a Bachelor of Arts from the Carnegie Mellon University, and also attended the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture, Scotland.

  • 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.