Bard’s extraordinary faculty are dedicated to the philosophy of teaching. Today and throughout Bard’s history, members of the faculty have effected change in medicine, the arts and letters, international affairs, journalism, scientific research, and education, among other endeavors. These distinguished scholars are advisers as well as instructors: Bard has no graduate teaching assistants. And the average class size of 17 allows for intimate discussions and one-on-one interaction.
Faculty In the Press
- Francine Prose's Literary Pop Quiz for Valentine's Day appeared in New York Times on 02-07-2016
A Debut for Professor Dawn Upshawappeared in New York Times on 02-07-2016
- Professor Sean McMeekin's Ottoman Endgame Wins Arthur Goodzeit Book Award for Military History appeared in NYMAS on 02-05-2016
- Q&A with Professor Luc Sante appeared in Metropolis on 02-04-2016
Recent News and Notes
Leon Botstein has been president of Bard College since 1975, where he is also Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. He is chairman of the board of the Central European University and a board member of the Open Society Foundations. He has been music director of the American Symphony Orchestra since 1992. He is coartistic director of the SummerScape and Bard Music Festivals at Bard College, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, where he served as music director from 2003 to 2010.