Our People

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

Charlotte Donovan
Charlotte Donovan

Program Associate

John Gardenhire
John Gardenhire

Director of Finance and Operations

William Hinrichs
William Hinrichs

Dean of Academic Life

Daryl Hornick-Becker
Daryl Hornick-Becker

Director of Public Policy and Partnerships

Alysa Hutson
Alysa Hutson

Director of Policy and Strategy

Sarah Imboden
Sarah Imboden

Assistant Director of Grants & Program Development

Brian Mateo
Brian Mateo

Associate Dean, Civic Engagement

Shazia Muhammad
Shazia Muhammad

Finance and Operations Assistant

Charles Simmons
Charles Simmons

Policy Fellow

Jennifer Singleton
Jennifer Singleton

Assistant Director for External Relations

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 Engagement Coordinator

BEC Board of Governors

Lucy Friedman

Founder and Former President, The After School Corporation (now ExpandEd); Bard Early College parent

Cesaltine Gregorio

Senior Consultant, CBG Intl Communications; Bard Early College parent

Glendean Hamilton Stewart

Senior Director, Bloomberg Center for Cities, Harvard University; Bard Early College Alumnus

Margaret Hempel

Founding Director, Collaborative for Gender and Reproductive Equity; Bard Early College parent

Ben Iselin

Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP; Bard Early College parent

Charles Johnson, Chair

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.)

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

Campus Leadership

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
Valeri Thomson, PhD, 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

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