In her role as vice provost for undergraduate education, Prof. Charlotte Mandell serveed as a member of the provost's senior management team and worked with the academic deans and enrollment management staff on all matters pertaining to undergraduate education.
Mandell, a psychology faculty member for 30 years, received a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, with a specialization in learning, from Columbia University in 1973. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, including the Massachusetts Psychological Association award for outstanding teaching. As a department chair for 12 years, she was a leader in the development of online programs within the field of psychology. In recent years, her work has focused on developing programs related to disability studies, autism and developmental disabilities, including participating in collaborations with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation and the Eunice K. Shriver Center of UMass Worcester.
As vice provost for undergraduate education, Mandell oversaw initiatives in Learning Communities and strengthening of experiential learning, including cooperative education, service learning, knowledge discovery, international experiences and interdisciplinary programs. She also is responsible for the Learning Centers and incorporation of educational technology into the curriculum, operation of the Honors Program and articulation with other institutions; as well as responding to undergraduate student appeals and grievances regarding academic matters.