William S. Altman, Ph.D.

Bill AltmanA Bit About Bill Altman

I'm a professor in the Psychology and Human Services Department at Broome Community College. My background is in Educational Psychology and Measurement, and my research interests are effective teaching and learning, creativity, and intelligence.

Academically, I have earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Educational Psychology and Measurement, and an M.P.S. in Communication Arts from Cornell University. I also earned a B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

I'm driven by a wide and unpredictable curiosity, an almost pathological and sometimes annoying need to solve problems of nearly any sort, and a sense that it all ought to be fun. My research cuts across many aspects of evidence-based teaching methods, learning, and testing.

In addition to scholarly publications and presentations, I've written for several non-scholarly publications, spent over a decade sharing information about education and psychological science on local radio, been a professional photographer, and performed in theater and as a standup comic (ostensibly to work on classroom presentation skills, but mostly because it's fun). I assisted the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in developing their training manual for nuisance wildlife control operators and in creating and validating their statewide licensing test. I also consult on the development of effective teaching materials and techniques.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Wednesdays 3:30 - 5:00 PM, Thursdays 8:30 - 11:00 AM, and by appointment.

Telephone: 607-778-5216
Fax: 607-778-5394 (It's a shared fax, so please use a cover sheet.)
E-Mail: altmanws@sunybroome.edu
Office: Titchener Hall 011-A
Mailbox: Titchener Hall 210

If you want to leave papers, notes, or anything else for me, please leave them in my mailbox.  DO NOT slide them under my office door, as they may be lost.

U.S. Mail

William S. Altman
Psychology & Human Services Dept.
Broome Community College
P.O. Box 1017
Binghamton, NY 13902

UPS, FedEx, etc.

William S. Altman
Psychology & Human Services Dept.
Broome Community College
907 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905