Michael G. Tannenbaum
Dr. Tannenbaum serves as the College's chief academic officer, and works collaboratively with the faculty to establish priorities and standards of excellence for Hartwick's academic programs and activities. He oversees the implementation of Hartwick's innovative Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program.
Prior to coming to Hartwick in July 2009, Tannenbaum served as the Dean of the School of Science and Professor of Biology at Marist College. An advocate for students and a student-centered approach to learning, Tannenbaum's experience includes curriculum and program evaluation and assessment. He previously served as convener (department chair) and associate professor of biology at Truman State University, assistant professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, visiting scientist at Colorado State University, R.C. Edwards Research Fellow at Clemson, and postdoctoral fellow at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
With more than 25 years of experience in higher education, Dr. Tannenbaum is active with the Council on Undergraduate Research, The American Council of Academic Deans, and the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the academy's leading advocate for liberal education. He also is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, American Society of Mammalogists, Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges and Universities, National Science Teachers Association, and Sigma Xi.
The recipient of a Ph.D. in zoology from Clemson University, Tannenbaum received a bachelor of science in biological sciences from Cornell University.