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Howard Greene is the President of Howard Greene & Associates, the nation's leading independent educational consulting company, which he founded in 1968. Howard received his Bachelor's Degree from Dartmouth College in 1959, and holds a Master's Degree, with honors in American Studies from New York University, as well as a Master's Degree in Education from Harvard University. He is a former Princeton University admission officer and member of the Faculty Board of Advisors.
Howard has counseled thousands of students over more than forty years, and has consulted to numerous schools, colleges, and corporations. He has written many books on planning for college and graduate school, and with his son, Matthew Greene, has authored several books in the Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning series. Howard has appeared on the Today Show, CNBC, Good Morning America, CNN and other media to discuss relevant educational issues and trends. He has been profiled in the New York Times, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, and People, and is frequently interviewed by national news outlets. Howard and Matthew are co-hosts of two PBS television programs, "Ten Steps to College with the Greenes" and "Paying for College with the Greenes." They have written a national bi-monthly column for Knight Ridder-Tribune News Service and are regular contributors to University Business Magazine.
Presently Howard is a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Humanities Council, the State Branch of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Horizons National Board, the Wilton (CT) Public Library, the National Advisory Council of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, St. Paul's Cathedral Trust in America, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline. He is a recent past Trustee of the Choate Rosemary Hall School, and member of the National Advisory Board of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is also a past Trustee of New Canaan Country School, A Better Chance, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece and is a former President of the Dartmouth Class of 1959.
Dr. Matthew Greene is Educational Director of Howard Greene & Associates. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Dartmouth College (1990) where he majored in history modified with government. He joined Howard Greene & Associates in 1997 after earning both his Master's Degree in Public Policy and his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Matthew counsels families on secondary school, college, and graduate school admission, as well as career planning, in Connecticut, New York, nationally, and internationally.
Matthew is the author of Learning about School Violence, and is co-author with Howard Greene of the books in the Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning series. They have written a national bi-monthly column for Knight Ridder-Tribune News Service and are regular contributors to University Business Magazine. Matthew and Howard are co-hosts of two PBS television programs "Ten Steps to College with the Greenes" and "Paying for College with the Greenes." Their latest book is College Grad Seeks Future (St. Martin's Press). Matthew is a frequent presenter on educational planning and college admissions, and is trained in mediation and conflict resolution techniques. He has appeared in People and Bloomberg Magazine, and is frequently interviewed on educational issues by such news media as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, News 12 Connecticut, and NPR radio programs.
Matthew has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Family and Children's Agency in Norwalk, CT. He is a current member of the board of the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service Program, and the National Society for the Gifted & Talented, and is a trustee of Suffield Academy. He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Higher Education Consultants Association.
Ginger Miller joined Howard Greene & Associates as Director of the New York office in the summer of 2000. Prior to joining HGA, Ginger had spent all of her professional life working in colleges and universities. As Associate Director of Admissions at Dartmouth College (1993-2000), and at Bryn Mawr College (1989-1993), she was responsible for every major facet of the admission process. She has traveled widely throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, working closely with both public and independent schools regarding admission candidates and issues, and has had special responsibility and oversight for candidates from New England, New York and the Northwest. She is an active participant in various professional organizations, and is a frequent presenter at seminars and other educational forums. Earlier in her career, she worked as a research assistant at Yale University, and later at Hamilton College where she was the Director of Critical Languages Program. While at Hamilton, she developed and established language programs working closely with professors of Cornell and Colgate Universities, and City College. For a number of years, she was a consultant to Grinnell College when the college began its Alternate Language Study Option. She completed her undergraduate education at Tufts University. Ginger's keen insight into students, and her compassion for their needs at all levels of their education is directly related to her many years of professional admissions work, and to her masters level training at New York Theological Seminary.
Frederick Calder joined Howard Greene & Associates in 2008 as Senior Associate for Independent Schools. He was educated at Harvard University where he received the A.B. and Ed.M. degrees. Fred was Executive Director of the New York State Association of Independent Schools from 1986 to 2007, and in 1997-98 served also as Interim Head of The Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York. He began his administrative career as headmaster of The Town School in New York City, then served for sixteen years as Headmaster of Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. Fred has written widely on all aspects of independent schools, their management and character. He has consulted extensively with boards of trustees, heads and others on leadership issues, good practice, the politics of education and organizational structure. A long time trustee and Chairman of the Board of The Northwood School, he is currently Treasurer of the Placid Lake Foundation, and President of The Lake Placid Education Foundation. Fred is a member of The Headmasters Association of the United States, Country Day School Headmasters Association, and the Headmistresses Association of the East.
Wynn Calder is president of Sustainable Schools, LLC, which works primarily with K-12 independent and private schools to build environmental sustainability into strategic planning, teaching and institutional practice. He conducts professional development workshops, speaks on topics such as sustainable operations and sustainability in the curriculum, and conducts campus sustainability assessments. Mr. Calder has been principal consultant on sustainability with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) since 2003, and designed and chairs the NAIS summer Institute for Leadership in Sustainability. Calder is also director of the Association of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future (ULSF) (www.ulsf.org), a virtual organization that serves as secretariat for signatories of the Talloires Declaration (1990) and conducts research in higher education for sustainability. He has been with ULSF since 1997. Calder is review editor for the Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (Sage), and has written extensively on the topic of education for sustainability. Calder is a co-founder of the U.S. Partnership for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). He serves on the advisory council of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education. He attended Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, received his BA from Harvard University in 1984 and his Master's degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1993. Calder is based in Wayland, MA.
Dr. Magrath became affiliated with Howard Greene & Associates in 1997, and sees clients in both our Westport, CT and New York City offices. A clinical psychologist licensed in Connecticut and New York, Dr. Magrath's professional focus includes the assessment of cognitive and learning styles and career and academic coaching based on assessment results.
Ken received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ripon College and both his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Syracuse University. He was awarded both pre- and post- doctoral fellowships at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He has served on the faculties of the Cornell University Medical College, and New York Medical School. He has published his work in the areas of assessment, coaching and counseling in the professional literature, and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists.
Dr. David Scotch joined Howard Greene & Associates in 2003, as a specialist in medical school counseling. For many years, David was associated with the New York University School of Medicine and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs. His academic responsibilities included directing the Graduate Medical Education Programs of the Medical Center. Dr. Scotch received his A.B. from Boston University, and his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine. He also holds a Masters of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Sloan Fellow at the Sloan School of Management. Dr. Scotch works exclusively with our graduate medical school applicants, counseling them on what to expect from medical school, and how best to prepare for medical school without sacrificing a balanced college education. His counseling expertise also includes how to prepare for the MCAT's, which medical schools an applicant should consider, and how to handle medical school applications, essays, and interviews.