Deborah Waxenberg

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Deborah Waxenberg received her Ph.D. from the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology of the City University of New York in 1987 and a certificate from the Post doctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New York University in 1998. She is an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programs of C.U.N.Y. and Yeshiva University and in the Psychology Internship Program at Beth Israel Medical Center. She has taught theory at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Center.

  • 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.