Bard College Catalogue

The Bard College Catalogue contains detailed descriptions of the College's undergraduate programs and courses, curriculum, admission and financial aid procedures, student activities and services, history, campus facilities, affiliated institutions including graduate programs, and faculty and administration.

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Boards of Bard College


Bard College
Board of Trustees

  • David E. Schwab II '52, Chair Emeritus
  • Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair
  • Emily H. Fisher, Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Ely '65, Secretary, Life Trustee
  • Stanley A. Reichel ’65, Treasurer
  • **Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
  • **James Brudvig, Assistant Secretary
  • Fiona Angelini
  • Roland J. Augustine
  • +Leon Botstein, President of the College
  • +Stuart Breslow
  • +Thomas M. Burger
  •  James C. Chambers ’81
  • David C. Clapp
  • *Marcelle Clements '69
  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Honorary Trustee
  • Asher B. Edelman '61
  • Paul S. Efron
  • Robert S. Epstein '63
  • *Barbara S. Grossman '73
  • Sally Hambrecht
  • George F. Hamel Jr.
  • Marieluise Hessel
  • Maja Hoffman
  • +Matina S. Horner
  • Charles S. Johnson III '70
  • Mark N. Kaplan
  • George A. Kellner
  • Murray Liebowitz, Life Trustee
  • Marc S. Lipschultz
  • Peter H. Maguire '88
  • James H. Ottaway Jr., Life Trustee
  • Martin Peretz, Life Trustee
  • Stewart Resnick, Life Trustee
  • *Roger N. Scotland '93
  • The Rt. Rev. Mark S. Sisk, Honorary Trustee
  • Martin T. Sosnoff
  • Susan Weber
  • Patricia Ross Weis '52
+ ex officio
* alumni/ae trustee
** not a trustee


Bard College Conservatory of Music 
Advisory Board 

Gonzalo de Las Heras, Chair 
  • Alan D. Hilliker 
  • Susan B. Hirschhorn 
  • Belinda Kaye 
  • Stephen Kaye 
  • Gabriella Sperry 
  • Eric Wong

Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University
Academic Advisory Board

Leon Botstein, Chair
  • Norton Batkin
  • Jonathan Becker
  • Michèle D. Dominy
  • Susan H. Gillespie
  • Julie J. Kidd
  • Jens Reich

Bard College at Simons Rock: The Early College
Board of Overseers

  • Stuart Breslow, Chairman
  • Murray Liebowitz, Vice Chairman
  • James M. Clark Jr. '76, Second Vice Chairman
  • Julia Greifeld, Secretary
  • Emily H. Fisher, Chairman Emerita
  • Robert B. Strassler, Chairman Emeritus

  • Loren L. AliKhan '99
  • Susan Beckerman
  • Anna Bernanke
  • +Leon Botstein, President
  • Joan Countryman
  • John K. Hall
  • Christopher Derhammer Hill ’86
  • Dana Hiscock
  • Mark Leiter ’81
  • Alvin Loshak
  • Daniel L. Kurtz
  • +Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President
  • John McWhorter ’81
  • +Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Executive Vice President
  • Sally Unger '73
  • +U Ba Win, Vice President for Early College Policies and Programs
+ ex officio


Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
Executive Planning Committee

  • Barry Bergdoll
  • + Leon Botstein
  • Edward Lee Cave
  • Verónica Hernández de Chico
  • Hélène David-Weill
  • Barbara Knowles Debs
  • Philip D. English
  • Giuseppe Eskenazi
  • Emel Glicksman
  • Alain Gruber
  • Fernanda Kellogg
  • Trudy C. Kramer
  • Arnold L. Lehman
  • Judith S. Novak
  • Jennifer Olshin
  • Robert S Pirie
  • Ann Pyne
  • Irene Schwartz
  • Jeanne Sloane
  • Seran Trehan
  • Ian Wardropper
  • + Susan Weber
  • Shelby White
  • Mitchell Wolfson Jr.
  • Philip L. Yang Jr.
+ ex officio


Bard MBA in Sustainability
Advisory Board

Eban Goodstein, Director and Faculty; Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Carolyn Marks Blackwood
  • Lyle Casriel
  • Andrea Soros Colombel
  • Robert Fox
  • Peter Fusaro
  • Elysa Hammond
  • Josh Henretig
  • Mike Keiser
  • Hunter Lovins
  • Auden Schendler
  • Bob Sheppard
  • Rick Stuckey

Bard Music Festival
Board of Directors

Denise S. Simon, Chair
  • Roger E. Alcaly
  • +Leon Botstein
  • Michelle Clayman
  • Robert C. Edmonds ’68
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • +Christopher H. Gibbs
  • Paula K. Hawkins
  • Susan Petersen Kennedy
  • Barbara Kenner '66
  • Gary Lachmund
  • Mimi Levitt
  • Thomas O. Maggs
  • +Robert Martin
  • Kenneth L. Miron
  • Christina A. Mohr
  • James H. Ottaway Jr.
  • Siri von Reis
  • Felicitas S. Thorne
+ ex officio

Bard–St. Stephens Alumni/ae Association
Board of Governors

  • Peter Criswell ’89, President
  • Brandon Weber ’97, Vice President
  • Josh Bell ’98, Secretary/Treasurer; Communications Committee Chair
  • Robert Amsterdam '53
  • Claire Angelozzi '74
  • David Avallone '87, Oral History Committee Chair
  • Dr. Penny Axelrod '63
  • Eva Thal Belefant '49
  • Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger '56
  • Jack Blum '62
  • Cathaline Cantalupo '67
  • Pia Carusone '03
  • Kathleya Chotiros ’98
  • Charles Clancy '69
  • Andrew F. Corrigan ’00, Development Committee Chair
  • Arnold Davis '44, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair
  • Andrew Fowler ’95
  • Eric Warren Goldman '98
  • Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Cochair
  • Dr. Ann Ho '62, Career Connections Committee Cochair
  • Maggie Hopp ’67
  • J. P. Kingsbury ’03
  • Erin Law '93
  • Isaac Liberman '04
  • Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95
  • Peter F. McCabe '70, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Steven Miller '70
  • Anne Morris-Stockton '69
  • Anna Neverova ’07
  • Karen Olah '65
  • Patricia Pforte ’08, Young Alumni/ae Committee Chair
  • Susan Playfair '62
  • Roger N. Scotland ’93
  • Henry Seltzer ’06
  • K. C. Serota ’04
  • Mackie Siebens ’12
  • Barry Silkowitz '71
  • George A. Smith '82, Events Committee Cochair
  • Dr. Ingrid Spatt '69
  • Walter Swett ’96, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Olivier te Boekhorst ’93
  • Paul Thompson '93
  • Dr. Toni-Michelle Travis '69
  • Matt Wing '06
Emeritus
  • Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63
  • Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 
  • Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68
  • R. Michael Glass ’75
  • Charles F. Hollander ’65
  • Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65
  • Reva Minkin Sanders ’56
  • Barbara Crane Wigren ’68

Center for Civic Engagement
Board of Advisors

James H. Ottaway Jr., Chairman
  • +Jonathan Becker
  • James Friedlich
  • +Susan H. Gillespie
  • Philip Henderson
  • George A. Kellner
  • Vincent McGee
  • Alex Papachristou
  • Joel Rosenthal
  • Felicitas S. Thorne
+ ex officio

Center for Curatorial Studies
Board of Governors

Marc S. Lipschultz, Chairman
  • +Leon Botstein
  • Lori Chemla
  • Martin Eisenberg
  • Carla Emil
  • Marieluise Hessel, Founding Chairman
  • Maja Hoffmann
  • Marguerite S. Hoffman
  • Audrey Irmas
  • Ruth Keating Lockwood
  • Melissa Schiff Soros
  • Michael Ward Stout
  • Richard W. Wortham III
+ ex officio

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University (Smolny College)
Board of Overseers

  • Leon Botstein, Cochair
  • Nikolay Kropachev, Cochair
  • +Sergey Igorevitch Bogdanov
  • General Gianalfonso d'Avossa
  • Natalya Leonidovna Dementyeva
  • +Susan H. Gillespie
  • Patricia Albjerg Graham
  • Alexy Leonidovich Kudrin
  • Vincent McGee
  • Kenneth Murphy, Esq.
  • Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky
  • General Grigory Alexeevich Rapota
  • Leonid Petrovich Romankov
  • Yury Khatuevich Temirkanov
  • Sergey Alexandrovich Vasiliev
  • Lyudmila Alexeevna Verbitskaya
+ ex officio

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle
Board of Directors

  • Elizabeth Oktay, President
  • Alfred Law, Vice President
  • Vern Bergelin, Secretary
  • Hans Neukomm, Treasurer
  • Valery Einhorn
  • Adelia Geiger
  • Jan Greenberg
  • Susan Hinkle Lindner
  • Jiro Shimono
  • Joan Tower
  • Jaime Laredo, Artistic Director
  • Sharon Robinson, Artistic Director

Institute for International Liberal Education
Board of Advisors

James H. Ottaway Jr., Chairman
  • Jim Friedlich
  • +Susan H. Gillespie
  • George A. Kellner
  • Vincent McGee
  • Alex Papachristou
  • Felicitas S. Thorne

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Board of Governors

  • Lakshman Achuthan, Managing Director, Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI)
  • Leon Botstein, President, Bard College
  • Bruce C. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia University
  • Martin L. Leibowitz, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President; Jerome Levy Professor of Economics and Executive Vice President, Bard College
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor of Finance and Business, Columbia University
  • William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Board of Governors

  • Thomas M. Burger, Chair
  • Matina S. Horner, Vice Chair
  • Melinda N. Donovan, Secretary
  • Peter C. Aldrich
  • Sandra Bakalar
  • +Leon Botstein, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer, Longy; President, Bard College
  • Gene D. Dahmen
  • Patricia H. Deyton
  • Robert S. Epstein
  • Harriet E. Griesinger
  • Charlotte I. Hall
  • George F. Hamel Jr.
  • Timothy J. Jacoby
  • Ruth M. McKay
  • Virginia Meany
  • Patricia Ostrander
  • +Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
  • +Kalen Ratzlaff
  • David E. Schwab II

  • Charles P. Stevenson Jr.
  • Marilyn Ray Smith
  • Robert B. Straus
  • Jeannette H. Taylor
  • J. David Wimberly
  • Gary Wolf
  • +Karen Zorn, President, Longy School of Music of Bard College; Vice President, Bard College
+ ex officio


The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College
Advisory Board

Jeanne Donovan Fisher, Chair
  • Carolyn Marks Blackwood
  • +Leon Botstein
  • Stefano Ferrari
  • Harvey Lichtenstein
  • +Robert Martin
  • +Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
  • Martin T. Sosnoff
  • Toni Sosnoff
  • Felicitas S. Thorne
+ ex officio