Stanley M. Altman


Main Affiliation

President's Office

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Entrepreneurship
  • System Science
  • Technological Literacy





Stan Altman, Ph.D.

Stanley M. Altman


A tireless innovator with vast knowledge across disciplines, Stan Altman has been a seminal figure in higher education both as an administrator and teacher. A former interim President of Baruch College and Dean of the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. He has initiated interdisciplinary programs among branches of CUNY and the private sector. These innovative programs include the Baruch College-Rubin Museum of Art Project, the CUNY-IBM Watson competition and other experiential learning opportunities. They have connected technology, business social services and the arts with the goal of promoting student empowerment. Dr. Altman has a strong background in technology and social systems emphasizing interdisciplinary collaborations. He is one of the co-founders of the Harlem Gallery of Science.  He was one of an early vanguard of professionals with strong applied mathematics and engineering backgrounds applying their skills to the delivery of public services and in later years to the study of healthcare systems. Dr. Altman has a strong commitment to service through volunteer work both in New York City and in Southern India. He has created several for-profit and non-profit organizations, including Healing Hearts, a 501(c) that raises funds for a hospital and research center in India and Science and Arts Engagement New York, Inc. he parent organization of the Harlem Gallery of Science. In 2016 Dr. Altman was awarded the Townsend Harris Medal for outstanding postgraduate achievement in his field.