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.

Jeana Wirtenberg

Jeana Wirtenberg Ph.D. (Psychology), University of California at Los Angeles; B.S. (Mathematics), City University of New York. Wirtenberg recently wrote, Building a Culture for Sustainability: People, Planet and Profits in a New Green Economy, in which she shares insights on how nine major companies are holistically integrating sustainability throughout their operations. Jeana was lead editor of The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook: When It All Comes Together, published in 2008. She was a lead author of Creating a Sustainable Future: A Global Study of Current Trends and Possibilities, 2007-2017. Jeana is president and CEO of Transitioning to Green. Her company develops individual and organizational capacity to make sustainability take root. Working with CEO's, Presidents, and VP's of Fortune 500 companies, Jeana has helped organizations reach the highest levels of performance excellence by aligning with business strategy. She has held senior organizational, professional, and leadership development positions in major companies-AT&T and the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), as well as in the Federal government at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the National Institute of Education. Jeana is a co-­founder of the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University and teaches at Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program.