Lessons From Higher Ed: The Role of Character in College Admission [Ep.78]

November 26, 2020 Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Join us for a conversation with Trisha Ross Anderson and Brennan Barnard. 

Trisha is the College Admissions Program Director for Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Trisha has spent over a decade supporting a wide variety of schools and non-profits. 

Her work centers around social and emotional learning and character development, the promotion of positive school climate, and intervention development and evaluation. 




Brennan is the co-author of the new book, The Truth about College Admission: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together and the director of college counseling and outreach at The Derryfield School in New Hampshire. 

He is also the College Admission Program Advisor at Making Caring Common. Brennan writes about college admission for the New York Times, Washington Post, Forbes.com, HuffPost, Concord Monitor and Journal of College Admission.



About the Author

Peter Baron and Hans Mundahl

Peter Baron is EMA's chief member relations officer, responsible for the creation and oversight of our external programs as well as our membership promise. He oversees marketing and communications, member recruitment and retention, and outreach functions, as well as leadership training programs, research, and other related strategic initiatives. With a career spent in product development, sales, relationship development, and marketing, Peter's success has been built on listening to schools' and families' needs. Hans Mundahl is EMA's director of professional development and has been an educator since 1995, when he first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then, Hans has taught in a variety of settings, including as an Outward Bound instructor, classroom teacher, house parent, and in higher ed. Hans has served in just about every role possible in an independent school including as an admission officer, program leader, trustee, and head of school.

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