Bard Early College staff are dedicated, talented individuals with diverse experiences, skills, backgrounds, and perspectives who make this work possible.
Director of Finance and Operations
Dean of Academic Life
Director of Public Policy and Partnerships
Director of Policy and Strategy
Assistant Director of Grants & Program Development
Associate Dean, Civic Engagement
Finance and Operations Assistant
Assistant Director for External Relations
Data and Evaluation Associate
Vice President for the Early Colleges
Vice President and Dean of the Early Colleges
Alumni/ae Engagement Coordinator
BEC Board of Governors
Founder and Former President, The After School Corporation (now ExpandEd); Bard Early College parent
Senior Consultant, CBG Intl Communications; Bard Early College parent
Glendean Hamilton Stewart
Senior Director, Bloomberg Center for Cities, Harvard University; Bard Early College Alumnus
Founding Director, Collaborative for Gender and Reproductive Equity; Bard Early College parent
Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP; Bard Early College parent
Charles Johnson, Chair
Trustee, Bard College
Former Executive Director, Petrie Foundation; Former President, New Visions for Public Schools
Senior Managing Director, BlackRock Inc. (Ret.)
Sylvia Méndez Lucha
Business Development and Global Partnerships, Shutterstock; Bard Early College Alumnus
Geoffrey W. Smith
Managing Partner, Digitalis Ventures
Marquitta Speller, Ed.D.
CEO, Ivy Learning Services
Bard High School Early College Manhattan
525 E. Houston Street, New York, NY 10002
Michael Lerner, PhD, Principal
Bard High School Early College Queens
30-20 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101
Laura Hymson, PhD, Acting Principal
Bard High School Early College Newark
321 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103
Carla Stephens, PhD, Principal
Bard Early College in New Orleans
3820 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Tam Lee, PhD, Head of the Early College
Bard High School Early College Cleveland
13501 Terminal Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44135
Marjelo A. Mines, PhD, MEd, Principal
Bard High School Early College Baltimore
2801 N. Dukeland Street, Baltimore, MD 21216
Helene Coccagna, PhD, Acting Principal
Bard Early College Hudson Valley
364 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Matthew Park, PhD, Director
Bard High School Early College DC
4430 H Street SE, Washington, DC 20019
Vanessa Anderson, PhD, Principal
Academic Program Chairs
Richard Kurker, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Biology
Joanne Baron, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Global Social Sciences
Paul Hansen, Ph.D.
Program Chair, World Literature
Verónica Vallejo, A.B.D
Program Chair, American Social Sciences
Christian Lehmann, Ph.D.
Program Chair, American Literature
Tiffany Morris, Ph.D
Program Chair, Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Jennifer Marquez Eccher, M.F.A
Program Chair, Performing Arts
Seth Ruggles Hiler, M.F.A
Program Chair, Visual Arts
Samantha Bickel, M.S.Ed.
Program Chair, Special Education
Steven Wang, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Chemistry
Ashley Iguina, M.A.T.
Program Chair, Physics
David Dowling, M.A.
Program Chair, Physical Health and Education
Michael Sigrist, Ph.D.
Program Chair, First Year Seminar
Kristin Collins, Ph.D.
Program Chair, Second Year Seminar
Sweer Shah, MEd
Program Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science
Evan McCormick, M.A.
Program Chair, Chinese
Laura Quijano, Ph.D
Program Chair, Spanish