Our faculty is comprised of Rhodes, Gates, Marshall, and Fulbright scholars; top academics from local universities and acclaimed institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Columbia; and creative professionals and performers. Each has been chosen for their qualifications and experience, and especially for their love of teaching young people.

Dr. Stacey Cooper

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD The City University of New York

Dr. Cooper holds a doctorate in Developmental Psychology, and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the City University of New York. She has fifteen years of college-level teaching experience. Dr. Cooper’s research interests focus on higher education, immigration, and fostering academic learning identities.

Dr. Colette Mazuccelli
International Relations

BA University of Scranton, MALD Tufts University, PhD Georgetown University, EdM Teachers College of Columbia University

Dr. Mazzucelli is a Fulbright Scholar. She teaches conflict resolution, religion, international relations, and ethnic conflict at NYU. She has won the prestigious NYU SPS Excellence in Teaching Award, and was named an Ambassador of Peace for her extensive work linking technology to a better education experience for students.

Michael Edward McGuire
International Business

BS Babson College, BA Columbia University, MIA Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Michael has worked for over twenty years in international business. His career began with a banking position at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He left this to begin building companies independently. His early projects included a commodity trading and structured finance company, an offshore software development company, and an asset management company. Michael was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2004, and went on to serve on the boards of two publicly-traded enterprises: Stillwater Mining Company and Plug Power. Today, he spends much of his time negotiating and making transactions for businesses based in Russia, China, India, and Europe.

Dr. Hemant Sabharwal

BSc Punjab University MB, BCh Ain Shams University, PhD Lunds Universitet

An Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Hematology at Hunter College (CUNY) and a member of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Rockefeller University, Dr. Sabharwal combines extensive teaching and research experience, notably in the field of cancer prevention.