College Professor of Adult Learning and Mentoring
Alan Mandell is the college professor of adult learning and mentoring and also serves as a mentor in the social sciences at the Metropolitan Center in New York City. Mandell began at the Lower Hudson program (now Hudson Valley Center) more than 30 years ago. He has served as associate dean of the Hudson Valley Center, as the associate dean-director of the Metropolitan Center, and as director of the college's Mentoring Institute.
In addition to ongoing work with students in a range of social science areas, Mandell has written, made presentations and conducted workshops on adult learning and mentoring. With colleague, Lee Herman, he has written many essays and the book, "From Teaching to Mentoring: Principle and Practice, Dialogue and Life in Adult Education" (Routledge, 2004). The second edition of his book with Elana Michelson, "Portfolio Development and Adult Learning" was published in 2004 (Stylus).