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


Executive Administration

Office of the President

  • Leon Botstein, President
  • Irene Zedlacher, Executive Director, Bard Music Festival; Managing Editor, Musical Quarterly
  • Amie McEvoy, Assistant to the President
  • AnneMarie Bemis, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Saidee Brown, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Catherine Luiggi, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Chelsea Camp, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant to the President

Office of the Executive Vice President

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Executive Vice President
  • James Brudvig, Vice President for Administration
  • John Franzino, Vice President for Finance
  • Coleen Murphy Alexander ’00, Assistant Vice President for Administration
  • Taun Toay ’05, Associate Vice President
  • Kevin Parker, Controller
  • Kimberley Alexander, Assistant Controller
  • Joseph Ahern, Director of Institutional Research
  • Deborah C. Treadway, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President
  • Theresa Desmond ’98, Staff Assistant to the Vice President for Administration
  • Deanna Cochran, Special Projects Manager for the Vice President for Administration

Academic Administration

Office of the Dean of the College

  • Michle D. Dominy, Vice President and Dean of the College
  • Robert Martin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of The Bard College Conservatory of Music
  • Norton Batkin, Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Jonathan Becker, Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement; Director, Center for Civic Engagement
  • David Shein, Associate Vice President and Dean of Studies
  • Mark Halsey, Associate Dean of the College
  • Susan Merriam, Associate Dean of the College
  • Nicholas Alton Lewis, Assistant Dean of the College; Community Life Chaplain
  • Bruce Chilton '71, Director of the Institute of Advanced Theology
  • Thomas Keenan, Director of the Human Rights Project
  • Thomas Bartscherer, Director of the Language and Thinking Program
  • Ann Seaton, Director of Media and Difference; Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Sue Elvin-Cooper, Faculty Grants Officer
  • Laurie Nash, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College
  • Eileen Brickner, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Elizabeth Whalen, Executive Assistant to the Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement
  • Rachel Gilmour Price, Assistant to the Dean of the College
  • Marie Balogh, Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Graduate Programs
  • Karen Becker, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean of the College
  • Rebecca Smylie, Program Assistant for the Language and Thinking Program

Office of Admission/Student Affairs
  • Mary Backlund, Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Admission
  • Erin Cannan, Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Director of Center for Civic Engagement
  • Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Students
  • Gretchen Perry, Dean of Campus Life
  • Paul Marienthal, Dean for Social Action; Director, Trustee Leader Scholar Program
  • Julie Silverstein, Director of Campus Center and Student Activities
  • Ashley Boltrushek, Director of Residence Life
  • Nancy W. Smith, Director of Housing
  • Frank Corliss, Director of Conservatory Admission
  • Bonnie Marcus ’71, Senior Associate Director of Admission
  • Janet Stetson ’81, Senior Associate Director of Admission; Coordinator of Faculty/Staff/Parent Relations; Posse Coordinator
  • Greg Armbruster, Associate Director of Admission

Office of the Registrar

  • Peter Gadsby, Associate Vice President for Enrollment, Registrar
  • Jennifer Triplett, Director of Academic Advising

Office of Development and Alumni/ae Affairs

  • Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Amy Husten Director of Development
  • Jane Brien ’89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Sasha Boak-Kelly, Director of Annual Fund

Office of Financial Aid/Student Accounts

  • Denise Ann Ackerman, Director
  • Gwen Menshenfriend Bursar

Office of Human Resources

  • Fiona Smarrito, Director

Office of Information Services

  • Jeffrey Katz, Dean of Information Services, Director of Libraries
  • Michael Tompkins, Director, Management Information Systems

Office of Institutional Support

  • Karen Unger, Director

Office of Educational Opportunity Programs

  • Jane Duffy, Director
  • Brandon Brown, Assistant Director

Office of Publications

  • Mary Smith, Director
  • Ginger Shore, Consultant
  • Cynthia Werthamer, Editorial Director

Office of Public Relations

  • Mark Primoff, Director of Communications
  • Eleanor Davis, Media and Marketing Manager
Office of Sustainability
  • Laurie Husted, Sustainability Manager
  • Dan Smith, Energy Efficiency Coordinator

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Athletics and Recreation

  • Kristen Hall, Director
  • Jim Sheahan, Director of Athletics Communications and Marketing
  • Bill Kelly, Director of Athletics Recruiting

Career Development

  • April Kinser, Director

Center for Civic Engagement

  • Jonathan Becker, Director
  • Erin Cannan, Associate Director
  • James P. Ketterer, Director of International Academic Initiatives


  • Bruce Chilton ’71, Chaplain of the College


  • Jeffrey Katz, Director of Libraries
  • Jane Dougall, Librarian for Reference and Collection Development
  • Elizabeth Cawley, Information Technology Services Librarian
  • Susan Decker-Herman, Acquisitions Librarian
  • Catherine Laing, Digital Resources Librarian
  • Jeremiah Hall, Digital Technology Development Librarian
  • Helene Tieger ’85, College Archivist

Physical Plant Operations

  • Charles Simmons, Director of Physical Plant
  • Gerard Nesel, Director of Buildings and Grounds 
Safety and Security
  • Ken Cooper, Director

The Bard College Conservatory of Music

  • Robert Martin, Director
  • Fu-Chen Chan, Conservatory Manager
  • Frank Corliss, Director of Conservatory Admission; Director of Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship
  • Ryan Kamm, Codirector of Preparatory Division
  • Susanne Son, Codirector of Preparatory Division
  • Eileen Brickner, Executive Assistant
  • Patricia Reed, Program Assistant
  • Lauren Gerken, Administrative Assistant

Conductors Institute

  • Harold Farberman, Founder and Artistic Director
  • Amie McEvoy, Administrative Director

Graduate Conducting Program

  • James Bagwell, Leon Botstein, and Harold Farberman, Codirectors

Graduate Vocal Arts Program

  • Dawn Upshaw, Artistic Director
  • Kayo Iwama, Associate Director

Graduate Programs

Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Eban Goodstein, Director
  • Molly Williams BCEP ’08, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Josephine French, Program Administrator and Administrative Assistant

Bard College Conservatory of Music
See Graduate Conducting Program and Graduate Vocal Arts Program above.

Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture

  • Susan Weber, Director and Founder, Iris B. Horowitz Professor in the History of the Decorative Arts
  • Peter Miller, Dean
  • Elena Pinto Simon, Dean of Academic Administration and Student Affairs
  • Brian T. Keliher, Director of Development
  • Samantha Baron, Human Resources Manager

Bard MBA in Sustainability

  • Eban Goodstein, Director and Faculty; Director, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Katie Van Sant BCEP ’07, Assistant Director of Admission
  • Molly Williams BCEP ’08, Assistant Director of Admission
  • Andrea Spencer, Assistant to the Director; Faculty, New York City Lab

Center for Curatorial Studies

  • Tom Eccles, Executive Director
  • Paul O’Neill, Director of Graduate Program
  • Ann E. Butler, Director of Library and Archives
  • Jaime Baird, Assistant Director of Administration and Development
  • Marcia Acita, Assistant Director of the Museum
  • Rachel von Wettberg, Registrar

International Center of Photography

  • Nayland Blake ’82, Chair, ICP–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies

Levy Economics Institute Master of Science in Economic Theory and Policy

  • Jan Kregel, Director 

Master of Arts in Teaching Program

  • Ric Campbell, Director, Dean of Teacher Education
  • Cecilia Maple ’01, Director of Admission
  • Patricia Jackson, Director of Recruitment
  • Justine Haemmerli ’06, Director of Teaching Networks
  • Donna Elberg, Coordinator of Public School Initiatives; Editor, Field Notes

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

  • Arthur Gibbons, Director
  • Susan Tveekrem, Managing Director

Affiliated Programs and Institutes

Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Managing Director; Executive Vice President, Bard College
  • Thomas Rommel, Provost and Rector

Bard College at Simons Rock: The Early College

  • Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President
  • Darwin Flinn, Director of Finance and Administration
  • M. Leslie Davidson, Dean of the College
  • Anne O'Dwyer, Dean of Academic Affairs
Bard Early College in New Orleans

  • Stephen Tremaine ’07, Director
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program

  • Jonathan Cristol '00, Director
  • Mia McCulley '07, Assistant Director

Bard High School Early College

  • Michael Lerner, Principal of BHSEC Manhattan
  • Valeri Thomson ’85, Principal of BHSEC Queens
  • John Weinstein, Principal of BHSEC Newark
  • Martha J. Olson, Dean of Administration, Dean of Education Initiatives

Bard Prison Initiative

  • Max Kenner '01, Executive Director and Vice President for Institutional Initiatives
  • Daniel Karpowitz, Director of Policy and Academics
  • Megan Callaghan, Director of College Operations
  • Laura Liebman, Director of Development

Clemente Course in the Humanities

  • David Shein, Codirector
  • Marina van Zuylen, Coirector
Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities
  • Jeffrey Katz, Executive Director
  • Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director
  • Bridget Hollenback, Director of Outreach and Social Media

Institute for International Liberal Education

  • Susan H. Gillespie, Founding Director; Vice President for Global Initiatives 
  • Jonathan Becker, Director; Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement
  • Jennifer Murray, Assistant Director

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President
  • Susan Howard, Director of Administration
  • Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Mark Primoff, Director of Communications
  • Mary Smith, Director of Publications
  • Taun Toay ’05, Associate Vice President and Research Analyst
  • Michael Stephens, Senior Editor
  • Willis C. Walker, Librarian
  • Deborah C. Treadway, Assistant to the President

Longy School of Music of Bard College

  • Karen Zorn, President
  • Kalen Ratzlaff, Chief of Staff
  • Wayman Chin, Dean of the Conservatory
  • Miriam Eckelhoefer, Director of Community Programs
  • Howard Levy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Katina Leodas, Director of Development

The Bard Center

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Executive Director
  • Deborah C. Treadway, Assistant to the Executive Director
  • Amie McEvoy, Concert Manager

Bard Music Festival

  • Leon Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs, and Robert Martin, Artistic Directors
  • Irene Zedlacher, Executive Director
  • Raissa St. Pierre ’87, Associate Director


  • Bradford Morrow, Founding Editor
  • Micaela Morrissette, Managing Editor

Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series

  • Mark Halsey, Director

Institute for Writing and Thinking

  • Peg Peoples, Director

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

  • Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Bob Bursey, Senior Producer
  • Gideon Lester, Director of Theater and Dance Programs 
  • Jeannie Schneider, Business Manager
  • Maria Walker, Executive Assistant