Jacques L. Hugon ’79

Senior Technology Partner, Tang Institute at Andover

Jacques joined the Phillips Academy faculty in 2001 as an instructor in mathematics and computer science after spending nearly 20 years as a software engineer and manager in the high-tech industry. Jacques worked in a number of consumer-oriented industries during his engineering career, including video games, personal computer peripherals, and electronic TV program guides.

His professional interests include business productivity tools and Web page design, as well as providing high school students with practical, up-to-date computer and analytical skills. He has taught most algebra and computer science courses at the Academy, and recently introduced two new courses on Web design.

Jacques was awarded the Donna Brace Ogilvie Teaching Foundation Instructorship in 2010. He holds AB, MS, and MBA degrees from Harvard University.

Carmen Muñoz-Fernández

Director of Learning in the World

Carmen serves as Director of Learning in the World at the Tang Institute, as well as an instructor in Spanish and a house counselor at Phillips Academy. Carmen’s area of expertise is contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with a specialization in Caribbean, Mexican, and Latino studies. Her research and publications incorporate interdisciplinary approaches from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, border studies, postcolonial studies, and cartography.

Before coming to Phillips Academy, Carmen taught at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in several archaeological field projects, taking students to Copaán, Honduras, one of the most important sites in ancient Maya civilization.

Carmen earned an MA degree in Spanish from Western Michigan University, and a PhD (ABD) degree in Spanish and contemporary Latin American literature from Tulane University.

Caroline Nolan

Currie Family Director

The inaugural director of the Tang Institute at Andover, Caroline joined Phillips Academy in October 2013. Prior to that, she was associate director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she launched, led, and contributed to a wide range of interdisciplinary initiatives and partnerships focused on topics at the intersection of new technologies, free expression and privacy, education, and other issues.

Caroline earned a BA degree from Brown University and an MA degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. While attending Fletcher, she worked as a researcher for Reebok’s human rights department. She has also worked for the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights and for Pathfinder International. During her first career, she was a sous chef at Rialto restaurant in Cambridge, Mass.

David Rea

Visiting Scholar in Connected Learning

David joined Phillips Academy in March 2015 as the Tang Institute’s Scholar in Connected Learning. Prior to that he founded, advised, and invested in a variety of technology startups from his home in Boulder, CO, in areas including retail, manufacturing, broadcasting, robotics, and education. Previously he worked at General Atlantic, a global private equity firm, advising investment teams and portfolio companies on technology.

David also has extensive experience in software development, including authoring award-winning educational physics simulations at the University of Colorado, and he taught computer science at Phillips Exeter Academy.

David earned his B.A. from Wesleyan University, and an Ed.M from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Eric Roland

Precourt Director of Partnerships

Eric joined Phillips Academy in August 2014 as the Tang Institute’s inaugural Precourt Director of Partnerships. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as associate director of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community and participated in the Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows program. Previously, he worked with the Inter-American Development Bank as a social sector research fellow.

Eric also served as a teacher of religion at Notre Dame Catholic High School (Fairfield, Conn.), evaluated a Central American civic education program with the Academy for Educational Development, and was employed by Accenture as a public sector consultant. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he carried out research on regional economic integration and education policy in South America.

Eric earned a BA degree in international studies from Fairfield University and an MA degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Jenny Barker

Communications Strategist

Jenny began working for the Tang Institute in the beginning of 2015 as the Communications Strategist, focusing on messaging, news writing, and outreach. Her previous roles include serving as director of communications at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, where she provided strategic counsel to the Dean; collaborated on alumni, development, and Schlesinger Library communications; and oversaw the Radcliffe Web site, events publicity, and a range of print and online publications, including Radcliffe magazine. She also served as the development communications writer at Harvard Divinity School. Prior to roles in education, Jenny worked at high-tech public relations agencies in the Boston area, including FitzGerald Communications (now Brodeur Partners) and fama PR.

Jenny earned a BA in English and a minor in French from Davidson College, studied abroad at IAU College in France, and completed graduate courses in writing at Harvard. She has served as Chapter President for Davidson’s Young Alumni Club, as a member of the Publicity Club of New England, and in a variety of community-based, volunteer communications roles.


Numerous offices and PA team members participate in and support the work of the Institute. Key collaborators include: