Dr. Jonathan Gastel – Dean of Academics

Dr. Gastel, who earned his B.A. from Yale University and Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University, brings to the New York Military Academy a strong desire to propel students to higher standards for academics, leadership, and character. Before joining NYMA, he taught various subjects in both public and private schools locally and internationally, including Stuyvesant High School in New York City. He also created and led several successful project-based instructional programs and was Supervisor of Secondary Science at Pelham, NY.


Mr. John Dolan – Director of Admissions

Mr. Dolan has put forward 25 years of experience working in an educational environment, 21 years with the New York Police Department and 27 years in the US Army and Army Reserve. He has a strong ability to maintain the continuing flow of quality applicants and recognize core trends effectively. Mr. Dolan’s strength in admissions and marketing educational curriculum will be a huge asset to NYMA. He is excited about this opportunity to help bring NYMA back to the prestigious school it once was.


Bingjing Dong – Teacher

Ms. Dong has recently earned her Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She comes with years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese to various groups of students and working in educational program management, cross-cultural communications, social media marketing, nonprofit organization management, education to employment transition, and research and evaluation. She is excited to be joining the NYMA team and looking forward to working with students and faculty.