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Abraham S. Mantell

Adjunct Associate Professor of Mathematics


MS, 1990, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; BS, 1987, Rensselaer Poly Institute


Professor Mantell has been with Hofstra University since 1996 in the Department of Mathematics on an adjunct basis.  His full-time appointment is at Nassau Community College in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology, and holds the rank of full professor.  Additionally, Professor Mantell has taught as an adjunct instructor or professor at: Dowling College, Suffolk Community College, Polytechnic University (both the Long Island and Brooklyn campuses), The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the Webb Institute.

He earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from SUNY – Stony Brook, and completed three years of Ph.D. study (A.B.D.) also at SUNY – Stony Brook in Applied Mathematics.  He has given over thirty presentations at regional and national conferences and as an invited speaker at local area events.

Professor Mantell has maintained active roles in professional organizations.  He has served both the Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (NSYMATYC) for more than fifteen years.  Positions held with the Metro Section of the MAA have been: Vice-Chair for Two-Year Colleges, Chair-Elect, Chair, and currently serves as Newsletter Editor and Section Governor, where he represents the Section by serving on the Board of Governor's at the national level.  Positions held with NYSMATYC have been: Webmaster, Scholarship Chair, Member-at-Large, President-Elect, President, and Past-President (having served the presidential cycle twice), and is currently the Math League Contest Coordinator.

Professor Mantell has received the following awards: the Distinguished Service Award by the Metro NY Section of the MAA, the Outstanding Contributions Award by NYSMATYC, and the Distinguished Educators Award from the East Meadow Civic and Community Service Association.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MATH 061A (MA) BASIC CALCULUS Undergraduate
MATH 072 (MA) ANALYTIC GEOM & CALC II Undergraduate
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