Our People

Bard Early College staff are dedicated, talented individuals with diverse experiences, skills, backgrounds, and perspectives who make this work possible.

Murphy Austin
Murphy Austin

Data and Evaluation Manager

Clara Haskell Botstein
Clara Haskell Botstein

Associate Vice President

Ligaya Franklin
Ligaya Franklin

Program Associate

John Gardenhire
John Gardenhire

Assistant Director of Finance and Operations

Anna Hessa
Anna Hessa

Assistant Director of Development

DJ Hills
DJ Hills

Partnerships Associate

William Hinrichs
William Hinrichs

Dean of Academic Life

Alysa Hutson
Alysa Hutson

Director of Policy and Strategy

Sarah Imboden
Sarah Imboden

Senior Grants Officer

Brian Mateo
Brian Mateo

Associate Dean, Civic Engagement

Shazia Muhammad
Shazia Muhammad

Finance and Operations Assistant

Stephen Tremaine
Stephen Tremaine

Vice President for the Early Colleges

Dumaine Williams
Dumaine Williams

Vice President and Dean of the Early Colleges

Eniyah Willingham
Eniyah Willingham

Alumni/ae & Community Engagement Coordinator

BEC Board of Governors

Brian Carter

Science Faculty, The Walker School, Georgia; former Program Officer, Overdeck Foundation; former faculty member, Bard High School Early College Manhattan

Cesaltine Gregorio

Senior Consultant, CBG Intl Communications; Bard Early College parent

Glendean Hamilton Stewart

Associate Partner, New Profit; Bard Early College alumna

Margaret Hempel

Foundation Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Justice, Ford Foundation; Bard Early College parent

Ben Iselin

Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP; Bard Early College parent

Charles Johnson

VP for External Affairs and General Counsel, Tuskegee University Trustee, Bard College

Beth Lief

Former Executive Director, Petrie Foundation; Former President, New Visions for Public Schools

Matthew Mallow

Senior Managing Director, BlackRock Inc. (Ret.)

Ray Peterson

Former Founding Principal of Bard High School Early College Manhattan and Newark

Geoffrey W. Smith, Chair

Managing Partner, Digitalis Ventures

Marquitta Speller, Ed.D.

CEO, Ivy Learning Services

Campus Leadership

Bard High School Early College Manhattan
525 E. Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
Dr. Michael Lerner, PhD, Principal

Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Dr. Valeri Thomson, PhD, Principal

Bard High School Early College Newark
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Dr. Carla Stephens, PhD, Principal

Principal Bard Early College in New Orleans
3820 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Ana María Caldwell, PhD candidate, Executive Director

Bard High School Early College Cleveland
13501 Terminal Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44135
Marjelo A. Mines, PhD,MEd, Acting Principal

Bard High School Early College Baltimore
2801 N. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
Dr. Francesca Gamber, PhD, Principal

Bard Early College Hudson Valley
364 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Molly Albrecht, Executive Director; Faculty in M.A.T. Program 

Bard High School Early College DC
4430 H Street SE, Washington, DC 20019
Dr. Vanessa Anderson, PhD

Academic Program Chairs

Dr. Maria Agapito

Program Chair, Biology

Dr. K. “Yawa” Agbemabiese

Program Chair, Global Social Sciences

Adrian Agredo

Program Chair, World Literature

Jenna Feltey Alden

Program Chair, American Social Sciences

Julia Carey Arendell

Program Chair, American Literature

Ronnie Brown

Program Chair, Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Anna Dolan

Program Chair, Performing Arts

Elisabeth Gambino

Program Chair, Visual Arts

Kara Goldstein

Program Chair, Special Education

Maria Felisa Lerum

Program Chair, Chemistry

Dr. Tiffany Morris

Program Chair, Physics

June Morrison Jones

Program Chair, Physical Health and Education

Dr. Patrick Oray

Program Chair, First Year Seminar

Matthew Park

Program Chair, Second Year Seminar

Sweer Shah

Program Chair, Mathematics and Coomputer Science

Dr. Ling-Ling Shih

Program Chair, Chinese

Julia Guerra

Program Chair, Spanish

Elisabeth Gambino

Program Chair, Visual Arts

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