Administrative Staff

Jacqueline Alyea
Student Support Specialist
B.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jacqueline Alyea joined Bard in October 2017 as the Student Support Specialist. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from UMBC. She is working on her graduate degree in School Counseling at John’s Hopkins University.

AJ Bhadai
Admissions Program Assistant
B.A. in Sociology and Environmental Studies, Goucher College

Melvin Bond
Assistant Dean of Students, Faculty in Economics
B.S., Business Administration w/concentration in Human Resources, Frostburg State University; M.B.A., University of Phoenix
Mr. Bond is a native of Baltimore and has matriculated through the Baltimore City Public School System and chosen to dedicate his passion for youth success through education. He loves being a school leader, role model, and most of all a husband and father. His hobbies are spending time with family, coaching, writing, and mentoring youth.

Ashley Bubb
Guidance Counselor & College Transfer Officer
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Biology, University of Maryland: Baltimore County; M.Ed. in School Counseling, Loyola University Maryland
Mrs. Bubb earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology at the University of Maryland: Baltimore County in 2013 and a Master’s of Education in Psychology at Loyola University Maryland in 2018. She has a wide variety of academic interests including science, theatre and other performing arts, and of course, counseling and psychology. Her primary counseling theories and the framework from which she approaches counseling is solution-focused and rooted in the ideas that cognition influences emotion and behavior and that it is important to empower individuals to take ownership of their own “story”. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, act in local productions, and spoil her two cats, Winnie and Hamlet. 

Matt Croson
Dean of Studies, Faculty in History
B.A., Anthropology and Sociology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; M.F.A. in Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design; Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Design, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
Matthew Croson is the Dean of Studies at Bard Baltimore. Before starting a near 20 year career teaching and managing schools in Baltimore, Mr. Croson was a professional archeologist specializing in the digital documentation and preservation of standing and archeologically discovered buildings. Mr. Croson holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from the National Public Honors College at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a postgraduate certificate in school leadership from the Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Croson is an early college student himself, having left high school early to attend college when he was 16 years old. 

Francesca Gamber
Principal, Faculty in History
B.A. in Afro-American Studies, Harvard University; Ph.D. in Historical Studies, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

David Guba
Assistant Dean of Studies; Faculty in History
BA, Bucknell University; MA, Villanova University; PhD, Temple University

Patrick Harhai
Program Assistant
B.A. in Social Science, Portland State University, Honors College; M.A. in Anthropology, Brandeis University
Patrick Harhai is the Program Assistant for Bard High School Early College Baltimore. His academic areas of research include critical pedagogy, experiential education, kinship and migration, symbolic culture, queer studies, and youth studies.

Madalena Henning
Bard Early College Civic Engagement Program Associate
BA, English and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University
Madalena Henning is the Bard Early College Civic Engagement Program Associate. They are tasked with developing initiatives to support Bard Baltimore students in becoming active citizens by pursuing their passions and getting involved with their communities. Mx. Henning holds a BA from Wesleyan University in English Literature and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Their academic interests include poetry, intersectionality, queer theory, critical race theory, trans theory, colonialism, and the criminalization of poverty. 

Jenna Kadota
Admissions Manager
B.A. in Political Science and History, with a focus in education, Bennington College

Lindsey Melchior
School Counselor and College Transfer Officer – 9th Grade and Year 1 students
B.A., Philosophy, Goucher College; M.Ed., School Counseling, Loyola University Maryland

Gwendolyn L. Mountcastle
Office Administrator
B.S., Criminal Justice, Coppin State University; M.S., Human Services Administration, University of Baltimore 

Rachel Wasserman
BA, Psychology, Columbia University; MSLS, Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill