School of Public Affairs
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010
Office Location: 135 East 22nd Street, Room 901
Phone: 646 660-6700
Fax: 646 660-6701
Stan Altman has extensive experience in Higher Education Administration. He served as the interim-President of Baruch College in 2009-10 and as Dean of Baruch’s School of Public Affairs from 1999-2005. He has also served as Deputy to the President, SUNY Stony Brook, and Associate Provost for Health Policy, State University of New York. He has held faculty positions at City College, Princeton University and SUNY Stony Brook. He is currently a Professor in the School of Public Affairs, campus director of Baruch’s American Humanics program for preparing students for careers in the non-profit sector, is leading a pioneering partnership between Baruch College and the Rubin Museum of Art, and is co-PI of a US State Department funded project in climate control education for Pan Asian countries.
Trained as an engineer, Dr. Altman early career involved early research into the design of parallel computers, computer-based information systems and transportation systems. He was one of an early vanguard of professionals with strong applied mathematics and engineering backgrounds who applied their skills to the delivery of public services and in later years to the study of health systems. Dr. Altman has developed a powerful cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Dr. Altman holds a doctorate in Systems Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York.
His areas of expertise and interest include strategic planning, improving the productivity of public services, nonprofit management, health policy and social entrepreneurship. He has served as a consultant to the RAND Corporation, Institute for Defense Analysis, Citicorp, numerous New York City and non-profit agencies. Among his accomplishments was the development of Project MATCH, a building superintendent training program for New York City owned housing, and Project SCORECARD, a system for rating the cleanliness of New York City Streets.
Dr. Altman's career demonstrates his commitment to service through his volunteer work both in New York City and in Southern India. He has created a number of for-profit and non-profit organzations, including Healing Hearts, a 501(c)3 that raises funds for the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre in the Vellore District of Tamilnadu India.