NYU-Poly VP Ubell tapped to chair e-learning events for training group

Original Release: July 16, 2009

The New York chapter of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), the principal association of corporate training professionals, this month appointed Robert Ubell as chair of its e-learning special interest group (www.astdny.org). Ubell, vice president of Enterprise Learning at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, will lead monthly events for members and guests, demonstrating new web technologies and instruction methods. "We're very happy to have Robert Ubell as the leader of our e-learning group," said David Discenza, chapter president. "Robert brings a great deal of insight from both the academic and the business world.”

In addition to his role as head of NYU-ePoly, the school’s online learning unit, Ubell manages its Enterprise Learning Division, delivering corporate training programs in technical leadership, clean energy, sustainability, among other mission-critical fields. NYU-ePoly offers more than a dozen online master's and graduate certificates in cyber security, bioinformatics and power systems, among other in-demand graduate programs.

"Our monthly e-learning meetings draw some of the largest crowds," said Lance Tukell, ASTDNY's president-elect. "Ubell's intriguing plans for the fall are sure to generate even more excitement."

ASTDNY is the local chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, the leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals in the world.