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In Memoriam

Dr. Alan Mandell
Dr. Alan Mandell

The Virginian-Pilot, (Norfolk, VA) - June 9, 1990


Dr. Alan Mandell, 64, of the 200 block of Snead Fairway, a professor at Old Dominion University, died June 7, 1990, in a hospital.

Dr. Mandell, a native of New Bedford, Mass., was commissioned into the Navy in 1946 upon graduation from Holy Cross College. He received his master's degree in education from the University of Virginia and his doctorate in education from the University of North Carolina. He formerly taught at Cradock High School in Portsmouth, Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake and became science supervisor for Norfolk County.

From 1961 until 1966 he taught at Frederick College in Portsmouth and also taught ODU extension courses during this period. Dr. Mandell joined ODU in 1967 as science educator. At the time of his death, he was serving as director of the microcomputing laboratory for the School of Education.

He was author of several books and contributed to Byte Magazine. He was a book review editor for Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was a member of the Association of Educators of Teachers of Science; the National Science Teachers Association; the Virginia Science Supervisors Association; the Association for Computers in Math & Science Education and Phi Delta Kappa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and Korea.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara McGuiness Mandell; a daughter, Linda Williams-Gray of Guam; a son, Alan W. Mandell of Fort Mill, S.C.; two brothers, Peter L. Mandell of Atlanta and H. Lee Mandell of Garden Grove, Calif.; and five grandchildren.