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Robert Neil Ubell

Robert Neil Ubell, American editor, educator, publishing executive, consultant.


  • Ubell, Robert Neil was born on September 14, 1938 in Brooklyn. Son of Charles and Hilda (Kramer) University.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1961. Postgraduate, Academy Fine Arts, Rome, Italy, 1960. Postgraduate, City University of New York, 1962.

      Postgraduate, Pratt Graphic Arts Workshop, New York City, 1973.


    • Associate editor Nuclear Industry, Atomic Industrial Forum, 1962-1964. From editor to senior editor Plenum Public Corporation, New York City, 1965-1970, vice president, editor in chief, 1970-1976. Editor The Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, New York City, 1976-1979.

      American public Nature, 1979-1983. Founding public Nature Biotechnology, 1983. President, Chief Executive Officer Robert Ubell Associates, New York City, 1983—1997.

      President BioMedNet, Ltd., 1996-1997. Executive vice president Marcel Dekker, Incorporated, New York York City, 1997-1999. Director web-based distance learning Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, 1999—2001, dean online learning, 2001—2003, dean school professional education, 2004—2007.

      Executive director Institute for the Advancement of Online Learning and Professional Education, 2007—2009. Vice president Enterprise Learning, Polytechnic Institute New York University, since 2009. Instructor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987, Columbia University College Physicians and Surgeons, 1987.

      Member Book Industry Study Group, Inc., 1992. Member visiting committee National Academy Press, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1986. Member books subcommittee American Institute Physics, 1985—1991.

      Member awards committee American Institute Physics-United States Steel Science Writing Awards, 1982—1983, Corporation University Xchange, 2006. Member publications committee American Institute Biological Sciences, 1994, New York Academy of Sciences, 1976—1997. Consultant Lotus Development Corporation, 1987—1989, Coalition for Networked Information, 1995—1998, American Society Addiction Medicine, 2003—2004.

      Member public information committee National Academy of Engineering, 1989—2002. Member program committee Society Scholarly Public, 1989—1991. Member review panel National Science Foundation, 2000, 03, National Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Digital Library., 2007, International Opportunities Scientists and Engineers, 2003, 08, Reform Undergrad.

      Engineering Education, 2003, National Digital Library., 2008. Distance learning observer Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2000—2004. Chair Sloan Foundation Greater New York City ALN Conference, 2002.

      Member planning committee Breakthrough Thinking in Online Business Education, 2002—2003. Member advisory panel National Research Institute on Wireless Technology in Education and Industry, 2002, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Advisory Panel, Online Engineering, since 2009, Alliance Expanded Teacher Preparation CCs. Co-host Stevens Views Radio, 2002—2006.

      Member education committee The Scientist, 1987—1990. Member advisory board communications industry network New Jersey Technology Council, 2002—2009, Sloan Foundation Program Committee, Sloan C-Conference, since 2005, Sloan Foundation Corporation e-Learning, 2003—2004, science learning through cyber resources, 2007—2008. Principal investigator Sloan Greater New York City Online Learning Center, 2003—2005, corporate elearning study member, since 2010.

      Co-chair Sloan Workshop Corporation-Academy Online Learning, 2004. Member advisory task force National Highway Institute Distance Learning Program, 2004, chair, Sloan-C Alliance Advisory Committee, 2008—2009. Member eLearing SIG American Society for Training and Development Metro Society.

      Consultant in field. Member advisory board Science Learning Through Cyber Resources. Vice president Enterprise Learning Polytechnic Institute New York University.

      Member Online Learning Advisory Board Communications College, Assessment Communications New York University Polytechnic Institute, since 2010, Advisory Board Cyber Security Graduate Project, since 2010.


    • Children of the Revolution: The French, 1799-1914
    • For those who lived in the wake of the French Revolution, from the storming of the Bastille to Napoleon’s final defeat, its aftermath left a profound wound that no subsequent king, emperor, or president could heal.


    Chief learning Business Intelligence Board, since 2008. Chairman board Woodword School, 1971—1974. Member advisory committee Children's television Workshop, 1980, Interpool, Inc., 2006.

    Member board directors Marcel Dekker Inc., 1992—1998. Vice president board directors Parkinson's Walk Foundation, since 2001, Hekate, 2003—2004, Lianyungang Universal Vehicle Manufacturing Limited company, 2006—2008, Sloan Consortium, since 2010. Executive director Finance Industry Workforce Responce Taskforce.

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Training and Development, New York Academy of Sciences (member publications committee 1976-1997).


    • Married Rosalyn Deutsche, September 24, 1976. Children: Jennifer Hayslett, Elizabeth Miller.
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    Born September 14, 1938
    • 1961
      Brooklyn College
    • 1960
      Academy Fine Arts
    • 1962
      City University of New York
    • 1973
      Pratt Graphic Arts Workshop
    • 1962 - 1964
      Associate, editor Nuclear Industry
    • 1965 - 1970
      from editor to senior, editor Plenum Public Corporation
    • 1976 - 1979
      editor The Sciences
    • 1979 - 1983
      American public Nature
    • 1983
      founding public Nature Biotechnology
    • 1983 - 1997
      president, Robert Ubell Associates
    • 1983 - 1997
      Chief Executive Officer, Robert Ubell Associates
    • 1996 - 1997
      president, BioMedNet
    • 1997 - 1999
      executive, vice president Marcel Dekker
    • 1999 - 2001
      director, web-based distance learning Stevens Institute of Technology
      Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      director, web-based distance learning Stevens Institute of Technology
    • 2004 - 2007
      director, web-based distance learning Stevens Institute of Technology
    • 2007 - 2009
      executive, director Institute for the Advancement of Online Learning and Professional Education
    • 2009
      vice president, Enterprise Learning
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