Bard Faculty

Robert Tynes

Associate Director for Research, BPI


B.F.A., New York University; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., political science, University at Albany. Has previously taught at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany; American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; SUNY New Paltz; and with Bard's Language and Thinking Program and the Bard Prison Initiative. Publications include articles and chapters in Journal of Sierra Leone Studies, Christian Science Monitor, Small Wars Journal, Air & Space Power Journal, In Media Res, and African Security Review, among others. He has served as a freelance journalist for the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Seattle Times, and KPLU/National Public Radio, Seattle, where his feature stories included “Webcam Culture,” “Violence against Women Act Repealed,” “WTO Special Reports,” and “Native American Housing Shortage.” At Bard since 2012.


Phone: 845-758-7803
Department: Bard Prison Initiative
Location: Achebe House