Andrew Mendelson joined the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism as associate dean after serving for eight years as chair of the Department of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.
During his tenure at Temple, Mendelson developed and taught classes in photojournalism and documentary photography, visual literacy, journalism and society and social science research methods. He also served as director of the Center for Public Interest Journalism, created in 2010 to assist journalists and citizens interested in promoting public interest news in the Greater Philadelphia area.
A photojournalist by training, he has a prolific record of scholarship, having published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on the myriad ways news photographs shape society. He is currently examining the paparazzi and the way they document celebrities.
Mendelson, who has won numerous academic awards, has a PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He has a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University.