Our People

Our People

Bard Early Colleges Administrative Team

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Bard Early Colleges General Contact
(718) 361-3133 x8726

Stephen Tremaine
Vice President for Early Colleges

Clara Haskell Botstein
Associate Vice President for Early Colleges

John Weinstein
Dean of Early Colleges

John Gardenhire
Associate Director of Finance and Operations 

Brian Mateo
Assistant Dean, Civic Engagement

Anna Hessa
Development Officer

Murphy Austin
Data and Evaluation Manager

Shazia Muhammad 
Finance Assistant

Sarah Imboden
Grants Officer

Ligaya Franklin
Program Associate 

Dre Szegedy-Maszak
Strategic Initiatives Associate

David Hills
Program Associate

Our Faculty

Our faculty are active and accomplished scholars in their fields who combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching adolescents.

Our Staff

Our staff come from the public and private sectors and are dedicated to supporting rigorous educational opportunities for secondary school students.

National Advisory Board

Brian Carter, Program Officer, Overdeck Family Foundation
Alexandra Contreras, Senior Analyst, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive; Bard Early Colleges parent
Margaret Hempel, Foundation Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Justice, Ford Foundation
Tessa HuxleyBard Early Colleges parent 
Ben Iselin, Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP; Bard Early Colleges parent 
Charles Johnson, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Trustee, Bard College 
Dayna LangfanBard Early Colleges parent 
Beth Lief, Executive Director, Petrie Foundation
Matt Mallow, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, BlackRock
Ray Peterson, formerly Founding Principal of Bard High School Early College Manhattan and Newark 
Jay Quaintance, President, SUNY Sullivan Community College
Geoff Smith, ChairManaging Director, Digitalis Ventures
Marquitta Speller, Ed.D., Executive Director of Secondary and Collegiate Programs, Harlem Children’s Zone, Inc.
David Tsang, Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM; Bard Early Colleges alumnus