Dr. Fred Andes retired from New Jersey City University, Jersey City, after 30 years of service including serving as Chairperson of the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, and Coordinator of Alcohol & Drug Studies Program.
He received both Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Public Administration degrees from Rutgers University, in addition to a Master of Social Work and Doctor of Social Work from Yeshiva University. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Prior to joining New Jersey City University, he served as Director of Alcohol & Drug Treatment at The Bridge. Dr. Andes was also employed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s Crisis Intervention Unit and was a consultant at Christ Hospital, where he developed and evaluated several substance abuse treatment and prevention programs including the development of Project Second Chance, an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program for women which has evolved into a model program in the State of New Jersey. Dr. Andes evaluated several landmark programs including:
• Hudson County Superior Court’s Juvenile Drug Court Program (the first juvenile drug court in New Jersey);
• State of New Jersey’s Office of Public Defender’s Community Assistance Program (an alternative to incarceration project); and
• Jersey City Community AIDS Project (a $2.5 million project funded by the federal government to reduce HIV/AIDS-transmission among drug users in Jersey City).
Dr. Andes served as an author for two treatment manuals published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: (1) Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy, and (2) Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse.
A native of The Philippines, Dr. Andes immigrated to the U.S. after graduating from high school. He lives with his wife Sol in South Plainfield. They have three sons: Ken (married to Leanne), Jonathan (married to Diana), and David (married to Heesun); and two granddaughters (Ellie and Audrey).