Martha Schulman

Writing Associate and Adjunct Instructor

Martha Schulman is a Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the University of Chicago and has a Masters in Teaching from Brown University and an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University. She has extensive experience teaching ESL, composition, and creative writing, both in college settings and to adult learners.  At Cooper Union, in addition to her work at the Center for Writing, she has taught HSS1 and HSS4.  She is at work on a novel, and her short stories have been published in the U.S. and Britain.

  • 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.