Faculty

The MBA faculty is composed of distinguished professors and sustainability practitioners that reflect the broad diversity and talent of those working within the sustainability realm. The Weekend Residency structure supports a remarkable array of cutting-edge practitioners that teach as adjunct professors, permanent Bard faculty, and notable guest lecturers.
Michael Shuman 

Michael Shuman 

J.D., Stanford Law School; A.B., Stanford University (International Relations, Economics).  Michael H. Shuman is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics.  He’s also an adjunct instructor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and at the Post-Carbon Institute, and a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).  He is credited with being one of the architects of the 2012 JOBS Act and dozens of state laws overhauling securities regulation of crowdfunding.  He has authored, coauthored, or edited nine books.  His most recent book, published by Chelsea Green in May 2015, is The Local Economy Solution:  How Innovative, Self-Financing Pollinator Enterprises Can Grow Jobs and Prosperity.   One of his previous books, The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition (Berrett-Koehler, 2006), received as bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006. A prolific speaker, Shuman has given an average of more than one invited talk per week, mostly to local governments and universities, for the past 30 years in nearly every U.S. state and more than a dozen countries.