Robert Postman is an author, professor, and dean with expertise in test preparation, mathematics, technology, and strategic planning. He is actively engaged at the college, writing books and consulting.
Bob was raised near Newark NJ by immigrant parents. He took his first college course at an isolated Greenland base and met his wife Liz after the AF Weather Service (children Chad, Blaire, Ryan, grandson Quinn). He started college at night and went on to receive a full fellowship and a doctorate from Columbia University.
His scores of books and computer programs have reached tens of millions, and are found in schools and in bookstores throughout the United States and Internationally. He is widely recognized, including in Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Technology, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Bob is also held in high regard for his long service as Dean, where he improved quality, tripled enrollment and developed many successful graduate programs, including programs in mathematics and technology. This regard extends to his faculty position and role as Director at Columbia University. and for founding the Urban Teaching Academy.
He continues to make contributions to mathematics through his school mathematics books, his widely used ACT and SAT books and his published works about mathematics instruction,
An active member of the community, Bob serves on various Boards that foster educational opportunity and quality, as an elected member of the Closter NJ Board of Education, and as founding coach of the Comets youth soccer team. About the Publisher
In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.
People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron's created his own study guides.
80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.