Bard MBA

Our People

The Bard MBA faculty reflects the broad diversity and extraordinary talent of sustainability-focused leaders in the New York City region and beyond. In addition to the permanent faculty at Bard, the weekend intensive structure of the program supports a remarkable set of cutting-edge practitioners as program faculty. Some of our faculty teach full time; some share their expertise for set modules. Guest lectures and case presentations are a prominent feature of the program. Experienced business leaders also support the program on the MBA Advisory Board.

Colleen Burke

Colleen Burke M.B.A, Harvard University; M.A. and A.B.D. (Depth Psychology), Pacifica Graduate Institute; B.A. (Political Science and Art History), Vassar College. Colleen Burke has contributed to the book, Education for Judgment: The Artistry of Case Discussion Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 1992) and Rediscovering the Soul of Business: A Renaissance of Values (Sterling and Stone, 1996). She has years of consulting experience, most recently under Colleen Burke Strategic Consulting for companies such as Arthur Andersen LLP/Andersen Consulting/Accenture, IBM, Lotus, Hermann Miller, Princeton University, Harvard Business School, RR Donnelly, Polaroid and the City of New York. She was the founder and CEO for The Children’s Design Center in Saratoga Springs, NY and the Co-Owner and VP Marketing for the Saratoga Springs Water Company. She served as the deputy and acting executive director for New York State Council on the Arts and served as New York Governor’s policy staff for arts and culture. She was the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and CEO and Private Equity Partner for Great Western United Corporation in Denver, Colorado. She is currently teaching courses such as Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Advanced Entrepreneurship and The Skidmore Saratoga Consulting Partnership, and Introduction to Business and Organizations at Skidmore College.