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Director and Faculty, Bard MBA; Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Ph.D. (Economics), University of Michigan; B.A. (Geology), Williams College. Goodstein is the author of a college textbook,
Economics and the Environment
, (John Wiley and Sons, 2017) now in its eighth edition;
Fighting for Love in the Century of Extinction: How Passion and Politics Can Stop Global Warming
(University Press of New England, 2007); and
The Trade-off Myth: Fact and Fiction about Jobs and the Environment
(Island Press, 1999). Articles by Goodstein have appeared in, among other outlets,
The Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Land Economics, Ecological Economics
. His research has been featured in
The New York Times, Scientific American, Time, Chemical and Engineering News, The Economist, USA Today,
The Chronicle of Higher Education
. He serves on the editorial board of
Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Environment, Workplace and Employment
, and is on the steering committee of Economics for Equity and the Environment. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Follett Corporation, and is on the advisory committee for Chevrolet's Clean Energy Initiative. In addition Goodstein directs two national educational initiatives on global warming: Campus to Congress
(C2C) Fellows and The National Climate Seminar. In recent years, he has coordinated climate education events at over 2,500 colleges, universities, high schools, and other institutions across the country.
Assistant Director, Bard MBA and Bard CEP
B.A., summa cum laude, Middlebury College; Ph.D., University of Virginia. Teaches graduate students to write clearly, persuasively, and reflectively for academic and lay readers. Taught basic and advanced composition, Shakespeare, and 18th- and 19th-century British literature at University of Virginia. Former assistant to the director of the UVA Science and Engineering Libraries. Currently also on the faculty of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and is affiliated with Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program.
Director of Enrollment and Marketing
M.S., Environmental Policy, Bard College; B.A., Political Science, Montana State University. After finishing her M.S. from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and working on numerous political and social campaigns, Katie acted as a consultant with the United Nations Development Programme. At UNDP, she supported programs addressing the threats of climate change to developing countries. Katie next took a position as the Director of Sustainability and Partnerships at the green start-up she had helped launch during her time at Bard, Clean Air Lawn Care, as it began a national franchise sales campaign. In this position, Katie negotiated and managed strategic commercial and governmental partnerships, oversaw sustainability compliance, recruited franchise owners, and coordinated a national branding and marketing campaign. She most recently worked in new media marketing and PR 2.0 before returning to Bard College to coordinate the launch of the MBA in Sustainability.
B.A., Political Science, State University of New York at New Paltz. As the Graduate Admissions Counselor for the Bard College Graduate Programs in Sustainability, Caitlin is the Bard GPS point of contact for all things admissions and enrollment related. She works with the Marketing and Enrollment team to bring admissions and recruitment initiatives to fruition for both the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the MBA in Sustainability. Caitlin loves her work guiding prospective graduate students through the admissions process here at Bard and is inspired by the great work those graduate students go on to pursue. Her research and academic interests include local, state, and international and non-governmental politics; the intersection between the state of the environment and human rights; community-based agriculture; food politics; education politics; and sustainability (including organization-wide pursuits towards environmental and social sustainability).
M.S., Higher Education, Drexel University; B.A. Psychology, The College of New Jersey. While earning her Master’s degree, Tara gained experience working at the community college and university levels helping with student engagement, program development, and campus event planning. She interned at Sacramento City College for the Vice President of Student Services and then went on to become the head of the ESTEEM (Essential Support Teams in English, ESL, and Math) program at the college. Here she organized faculty, staff, and student tutors in teams to provide basic skills students with college success strategies and campus resources. Tara also worked with Sacramento State’s Associated Students, Inc. to plan campus events to increase student involvement and assisted in opening the university’s food pantry. As the Program Associate, she is in charge of the daily operations of the MBA program and organizing residency weekends.