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.

Beverly Winterscheid

Founding Partner, The Center for Nature and Leadership

Beverly Winterscheid Ph.D. Strategic Management, Case Western Reserve University. Beverly is the Leadership Development Professor in the Bard Sustainability MBA Program based in Manhattan, and Founding Partner of the Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL). She has had a 20+ year corporate career including VP, Strategy & Organization for Manco-Henkel, Inc. and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Stratton Corporation and has taught Strategic Management, Social Accountability in Organizations, and the Management of Innovation and Technology at universities in Europe and the US. At CNL, Beverly designs and delivers innovative leadership programming using the laws of nature, ecopsychology, and traditional leadership development. She cares deeply about creating new responses to stewardship of self, organization and place resulting in shifts of awareness and action. Since its establishment in 2007, CNL has developed a distinctive, nature-based approach to leadership development that gets people quickly in touch with their natural leadership strengths, personal creativity and unique contribution. Beverly helped create the Sustainable Business Network of Washington DC, was a member of the Corporate Development Task Force of the Cleveland World Trade Center and is currently on the Boards of Sheep Mountain Alliance, an environmental organization in Telluride, Colorado, and the Daughters of Toleza Scholarship Program, which she helped start to support the education of adolescent girls in Malawi, Africa. When she’s not striving to evoke fearless and authentic leadership in the clients and students she works with, you will find her in the Colorado backcountry in all seasons or sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. She splits her time between Washington, DC and Telluride, Colorado.