Title: Computer Science Educator, Company Executive
Location: Westbury, New York, United States
Gerald Howard Sandler, Computer Science Educator and Company Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Information Technology.
Mr. Sandler has been an adjunct professor of computer science on Farmingdale campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York since 1995, as well as president of GHS Enterprises and former president of Grumman Data Systems & Services, now the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Notably, Mr. Sandler was appointed a program manager on the Apollo Lunar Module Program at NASA. He reflects on his successes gained through hard work and education, and on transitioning into military projects after joining the U.S. Army. Mr. Sandler is a recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East.
A native of New York City, Mr. Sandler was born to Irving and Sally Sandler in 1934, and studied with the City College of New York to earn a MS in 1957. He was employed with Grumman in 1963, and was a deputy department head for two years before being appointed president. Mr. Sandler also worked as a systems engineer with RCA, now Technicolor. He has documented some of his experiences in the computer science field with “System Reliability Engineering” which he authored in 1963.
Mr. Sandler has also given his time as chairman of the Long Island Blood Services for one year, and has supported the visiting committee of Polytechnic University. He received a 1989 Hirsch Award from the Long Island Section of the IEEE, and holds the title of director with the ADCEA International. Mr. Sandler has also supported the Air Force Association, the Council of Information Management Executives, the National Space Club and Foundation, the Navy League of the U.S., and the New York Academy of Sciences. He maintains a healthy interest in science, cosmology, microbiology, and life on other planets. Mr. Sandler is the widower of Ann Sandler, and the proud father of Eric and Steven.
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