Bard Early Colleges

Student Profiles

Mamfatou Baldeh

Mamfatou Baldeh '14

“Although my parents wanted me to go to college, it was theoretical. Being at BHSEC made me realize that I can do college, and I can do well.” VIEW MORE >>
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Our People

Faculty and staff at the Bard Early Colleges are highly qualified professionals who have a strong commitment to early college and liberal arts education.

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.

Advisory Board

Pia Carusone
Director, Americans for Responsible Solutions 

Alexandra Contreras
Senior Analyst, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive
Bard Early Colleges parent

Catherine Gund
Founder and Director, Aubin Pictures
Bard Early Colleges parent 

Margaret Hempel
Foundation Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Justice, Ford Foundation
Bard Early Colleges parent 

Tessa Huxley
Executive Director, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Bard Early Colleges parent


Ben Iselin
Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP
Bard Early Colleges parent 

Charles Johnson 
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Trustee, Bard College 

Abe Lackman
Senior Officer, The Simons Foundation 

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

Matt Mallow
Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, BlackRock 

Gwen Adams Norton  
Former Senior Vice President, Wachovia Bank; Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow 

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

Carol Reich
Founder, Beginning with Children Foundation and Charter Schools 

Geoff Smith
Managing Partner, Ascent Biomedical Ventures; Senior Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

David Steiner
Dean, Hunter College School of Education; former New York State Commissioner of Education 

David Tsang
Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM
Bard Early Colleges alumnus