Dale Mann, Ph.D.

Dale Mann, Ph.D., is the Managing Director of Interactive, Inc. and Professor Emeritus at Columbia University (Teachers College and the School for International & Public Affairs). Since 1985, he has concentrated in developing and evaluating the gains from e-learning, a field in which Dr. Mann has been identified as one of America’s ten most influential leaders.

As a member of Columbia University’s senior faculty for 30 years, he taught education policy analysis. He has written and edited four books including Policy Decision Making in Education and, Making Change Happen? He is the author of more than 100 articles about leadership and program improvement in various child-serving institutions. He chaired the Department of Educational Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Dr. Mann has been involved with school improvement since the 1960’s when his Washington service included responsibility as Special Analyst for Education in the Executive Office of President Lyndon Johnson and work implementing the innovation/reform aspects of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Titles III and IV). He has advised the Secretary of Education and the Institute for Education Services on measurement issues for education technology outcomes.

He is the founding Chair of the International Congress for School Effectiveness, an organization with members from 66 countries dedicated to improving schooling for the neediest children.

Dale Mann has a Ph.D. in Politics and Education from Columbia University and a BA in Political Theory from the University of California at Berkeley.

Last Updated: June 17, 2015