David Podell has served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty since 2008. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (2002-2008) and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (1998-2002) at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
Dr. Podell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his master’s from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from New York University. As a psychologist, Dr. Podell’s research and clinical work concerns children with cognitive and emotional disabilities. He served as a faculty member at the College of Staten Island and from 1985 to 1998, and had appointments in the Educational Psychology and Urban Education doctoral programs at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.