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.

Diana Ayton-Shenker

Diana Ayton-Shenker L.L.M. (International Law), University of Essex; B.A. (International Relations), University of Pennsylvania. Publications by Ayton-­Shenker include A Global Agenda: Current Issues before the General Assembly of the United Nations (2002, and 2001, Rowman & Littlefield), articles on CSR, human rights & culture, and an original poetry collection, Tumbalalaika (2007, Narcissus Press). She is the founder and CEO of Global Momenta, a social impact consulting firm, and has worked with the UN and international NGOs aiming for high-­impact global social entrepreneurship. She has held senior positions with Mercy Corps, PEN, Human Rights Watch, and served on international, national and local nonprofit boards. She has taught Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Organizational Management, and International Human Rights courses at The New School, Bard College, the American University of Paris, and at Hunter College where she directed the first undergraduate human rights program in the country. She has served as a Mentor with PresenTense, Clinton Global Initiative University, the Unreasonable Institute, Social Good Startups, and Global Engagement.