Carrie E. Neal, MA, MAT, MS
President & Chief Operating Officer
Carrie E Neal is an educator, administrator and artist who has spent the last 20+ years working in, and with, education institutions, small companies, and NGOs. As a process facilitator and coach, Carrie has led curricular and structural change, created and facilitated learning, equity, diversity and inclusion workshops, and created opportunities for leadership development for students, faculty, community members and administrators at several local, national and international organizations. Leadership development and resourcing is an important part of the work that Carrie does in institutions. Carrie comes to the table as an integral thinker, making connections between diverse fields of study, and finds ways to connect the ethereal with the practical. Bringing interest and training in design thinking, strategic analysis, facilitation, social justice, and education, Carrie partners with folks individually and in teams to assess current situations and make plans for the future.
Judith Hackman, PhD
Judith Dozier Hackman received her PhD in Higher Education Research and Administration (Psychology cognate, Best Dissertation award) from the University of Michigan, her M.S. in Educational Research (Outstanding Alumnus award) from Southern Connecticut State University, and her B.A. with honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences, major in Social Studies, and minor in Mathematics from the University of Illinois. She also studied at Harvard University, MacMurray College, and Yale University and received a Certificate in Coaching from Columbia Teachers College. Judith had a 44-year career at Yale University serving as Associate Dean of Yale College for Administration and for Assessment, as Director of the Yale Graduate School Teaching Fellow Program, as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, as Director of Institutional Research, and as NEASC Liaison Officer. She also taught high school history. Judith has served as Chair of several boards (Association for the Study of Higher Education, North East Association for Institutional Research, Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, Church of Christ in Yale), as Vice Chair (MacMurray College, United Way of Greater New Haven), and as a Board Director.
Forrest Temple, BS
Chief Financial Officer
Forrest Temple, BS Economics and Finance, has 40 years of financial management experience in the for profit and not for profit sectors. His background includes 29 years in finance and administration at Yale University where he served on a number of university wide project committees including restructuring management compensation as well as implementation of a new ERP financial management system. For the last 9 years, Forrest was a Lead Administrator for Finance and Administration with a dotted line reporting to Yale’s Vice President for Finance and Administration. In this role he had overall fiduciary responsibility for the Athletics Department one of Yale’s largest divisions with 125 employees, and a $53 million operating budget. In that role he oversaw financial and administrative operations, athletics facilities, human resources and labor relations and the division’s extensive recreational programs. Prior to Yale, Forrest worked for 9 years at CBS Inc. in New York City in accounting and financial analysis. Since retirement from Yale, he has been the part-time Controller for the non-profit New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Ruth Alcabes, MLS, JD
Librarian, Bursar, Registrar
Ruth earned her MLS at SCSU in 2007, and her JD at NYU School of Law in 1987. She has over 10 years of experience as a librarian in higher education, in the areas of reference, instruction, collection development and cataloging, including at Springfield Technical Community College, Asnuntuck Community College Learning Resource Center, and the Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library. Prior to being a librarian, Ruth worked as an attorney for approximately 15 years, in governmental and private settings. She is dedicated to helping students find the best information resources for TGI assignments and projects.
Robin Moore, MA
Director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center
Robin Moore has served on the faculty of The Graduate Institute's Creative Writing and Storytelling Program since 2002 and is creator and director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center. He has made his full-time living for forty years as an author, storyteller and teacher of story-creating skills in both spoken and written word. Robin has told stories to more than one million people while presenting over 5,000 storytelling performances and writing workshops at schools, museums, libraries, colleges and universities. He is the author of more than twenty books published by three of the five largest publishers in the world: HarperCollins, Random House and Simon & Schuster, including his instructional series, "Awakening the Hidden Storyteller" and "Discovering the Natural-Born Writer". Robin is owner of Groundhog Press, a small independent publishing house which produces books and recordings celebrating the oral tradition. As Director of The Graduate Institute Publishing Center, he provides the faculty and students of TGI with the opportunity to create, publish and distribute written works before a world-wide readership on the Amazon platform. Before joining TGI, Robin served as a combat soldier in Vietnam, earned a B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in Oral Traditions from The Graduate Institute, and worked as a newspaper reporter and magazine editor. To Schedule a free Publishing Consultation, click Robin's email link below.
Web and Email Admin
Brad Wallace has a hard-earned degree in dabbling from the Dabologna Institute. He received a degree of far less importance from an astonishingly prominent and expensive school that his parents now regret having paid for. He was a filmmaker for 15 years before quitting in disgust and moving on to dabbling in all things involving the lonesome computer arts. Graphics, photography, web design, virtual reality and dark electronic music are his current freelancements. www.bradwallacedesign.com