Who We Are

NAB Directors, Board Members, and National Advisors

The New American Baccalaureate Project encompasses a very small organization with a very big idea. We are registered as a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) pending. We are small for three reasons:

  1. We want do devote our scarce resources to taking action, rather than building an organization.
  2. We believe in the necessity of co-creation with our partner high schools and liberal arts colleges, so that it is their people who will guide the project at each site.
  3. We are thrilled to be able to rely on the expertise of our Board and our Advisors, who serve without compensation, to guide our work, reducing the need to hire staff.
NAB Board of Directors

Jose Antonio Bowen
Senior Fellow
The American Association of Colleges and Universities
Dallas, Texas

Harry Boyte
Democracy & Civic Engagement
St Paul, MN

Roger Brooks
NAB Board Chair
Educator, Arts Council Chair
Concord, NH

Lewis Feldstein
NAB Board Secretary
Co-Chair Saguaro Seminar
Concord, NH

Gerri King
Human Development Expert
Concord, NH

Deborah Meier
School Reform & Democracy Advocate
Hillsdale, NY

Mike Rose
Advocate for Low-Income Students
Los Angeles, CA

Gary M. Shirk
NAB Board Treasurer
Bow, NH

Tony Wagner
International School Reform Advocate
Center Sandwich, NH

Timothy J. Wildman
Pastoral Counselor
Concord, NH

NAB National Advisory Council

Noah Coburn, Ph. D.
Political Anthropologist
Bennington College

Cathy Davidson, Ph. D.
Higher Ed Reform Advocate
C.U.N.Y., New York, NY

Timothy Engstrom, Ph. D.
Professor of Philosophy
R.I.T., Rochester, NY

Adam Howard, Ed. D.
Professor of Education
Colby College

Stratski Kulinski
NewU University

Nathan Schmitt
K-12 Reform Strategist
Denver, CO

Jennifer Schuberth
President, Alder College
Portland, OR

Aaron Stoller, Ph. D.
Director of Freshman Academic Programs
Colorado College, Colorado Springs CO

Leonard Waks, Ph. D.
Dewey Society President
Temple U., Philadelphia, PA

James H. Wildman, J.D.
Brooklyn, NY

Randall Wisehart, Ph. D.
Education Reform Advocate
Earlham College, Richmond, IN

NAB Personnel

Rob Fried, Ed. D., NAB Executive Director and the originator of this project is a retired Northeastern University professor and author (The Passionate Teacher, The Game of School, and The Skeptical Visionary: A Seymour Sarason Educational Reader) who in the early 1970s led a program of similar design, called Life Studies, at the University of New Hampshire. A former colleague of Ted Sizer in the Coalition of Essential Schools and lifelong advocate for educational reform at the K-12, community, and higher education levels, Fried recently headed the Upper Valley Educational Institute, a free-standing performance-based graduate school for teacher and principal certification. Send a message to Rob or call (603) 203-5812


Eli Kramer, Ph. D., NAB Director of Research, is an assistant professor of philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Wrocław. He has been a co-organizer of the John Dewey Society Democracy in Education Initiative and an Educational Consultant for the EU- Creating Responsive, Engaging and Tailored Education with Students (CREATES) Strategic Partnership. Send a message to Eli