Dean of the School of Professional Development
Dr. Edelson is the Dean of the School of Professional Development. He holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration from New York University and a JD from Hofstra Law School. He has published five books, Rethinking Leadership in Adult and Continuing Education (1992), Higher Education's Role in Retraining Displaced Professionals (1997), Enhancing Creativity in Adult and Continuing Education (1999), Weiterbildung in den USA (2000) [Adult Education in the USA], The Complete Guide to Distance Learning Schools (2001) and Drawing on Experience in Adult and Continuing Education (2006) as well as over 100 articles, papers and presentations on adult learning, leadership, academic planning, electronic distance learning and creativity. In addition to administration, research and writing, Dr. Edelson teaches graduate courses at Stony Brook and at Teachers College, Columbia University where he holds the rank of Adjunct Professor. In 2008 he received the Specialty Books Excellence Award from the American Association for Collegiate Independent Study (AACIS).