Bard College Catalogue

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Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Bard College Catalogue 2013-14

Faculty

For complete biographies see www.bard.edu/academics/faculty

arts  Division of the Arts
lang/lit  Division of Languages and Literature
sci  Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing
sst  Division of Social Studies

Leon Botstein President of the College
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University, Department of History. Music ­director and conductor, American Symphony Orchestra (1992– ); conductor laureate, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra/Israel Broad­casting Authority (2003– ). Artistic codirector, Bard Music Festival (1990– ). Editor, The Musical Quarterly (1992–) and The Compleat Brahms (Norton, 1999); writer and editor of essays and chapters in numerous books about art, education, history, and music, including the Cambridge Companions to Music series and the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Author, Jefferson’s Children: Education and the Promise of American Culture (Doubleday, 1997). Honors include membership in the American Philosophical Society, the Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award, National Arts Club Gold Medal, Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, Leonard Bernstein Award, Centennial Medal from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Alumni Medal from the University of Chicago. Presented the 2010–11 Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, on “The History of Listening." (1975– ) Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities.

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
Executive Vice President of the College, President of The Levy Economics Institute, Executive Director of The Bard Center
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., Graduate Faculty of the New School University, Department of Economics. Visiting Distin­guished Scholar, Institute of World Economy, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (2002). Vice chairman, Trade Deficit Review Com­mis­sion, U.S. Congress (1999–2001). Witness to U.S. Senate and House Committee Hearings on Banking, Finance, and Small Business. Has edited and contributed to 13 books; is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Analysis, Challenge, and the Bulletin of Political Economy; has authored or coauthored numerous Levy Institute publications as well as articles in academic journals; is a book reviewer for the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, and Economic Journal, among other publications; and is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio. (1977– ) Jerome Levy Professor of Economics.

Michèle D. Dominy
Vice President and Dean of the College
A.B. (honors), Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. Field research in New Zealand and Australia. Author, Calling the Station Home: Place and Identity in New Zealand’s High Country and articles and reviews in Signs, Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnologist, and other journals. Served on the editorial board of American Anthropologist and on the board of the American Conference of Academic Deans. Past editor, Pacific Monograph Series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Honorary life member of the American Anthropological Association; fellow of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, Royal Anthropological Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Society for Applied Anthropology. (1981– ) Professor of Anthropology.

Robert Martin
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of The Bard College Conservatory of Music
B.A., Haverford College; B.Music, Curtis Institute of Music; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University. Cellist, Sequoia String Quartet (1975–85); president, Chamber Music America (1999–2005); artistic codirector, Bard Music Festival. Publications include The Beethoven Quartet Companion, Recent Essays on Truth and the Liar Paradox, The Paradox of the Liar (editor and contributor). (1994– ) Professor of Philosophy and Music.

Norton Batkin
Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies 
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. Director of the Graduate Program (1994–2007), and director (1991–94, 2002–05), Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture. Art editor, Conjunctions. (1991– ) Associate Professor of Philosophy and Art History.

Jonathan Becker
Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement;  Director, Center for Civic Engagement
B.A., McGill University; D. Phil., St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Taught at Central European University, University of Kiev Mohyla Academy, Wesleyan University, Yale University. Author of Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition. (2001– ) Associate Professor of Political Studies.

Susan Aberth arts
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York. (2000– ) Associate Professor of Art History; faculty, Language and Thinking Program.

Peggy Ahwesh arts
B.F.A., Antioch College. (1990– ) Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Richard Aldous sst
B.A., M.A., University of London; Ph.D., Cambridge University. (2009– ) Eugene Meyer Professor of British History and Literature.

Craig Anderson sci
B.Sc., M.Sc., University of Western Ontario; Ph.D., Université de Montréal. (2001– )  Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Professor of Chemistry.

Sven Anderson sci
B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington. (2002– ) Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Rania Antonopoulos sst 
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., New School University. (2001– ) Senior Scholar, The Levy Economics Institute; Visiting Professor of Economics.

Myra Young Armstead sst
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (1985– ) Professor of History.

Alan J. Avery-Peck sst
B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana; Ph.D., Brown University. Also studied at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. (2013–2014). Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion.

James Bagwell arts
B.M.E., Birmingham-Southern College; M.M.E., M.M.M., Florida State University; D.M., Indiana University. (2000– ) Professor of Music; Director of Orchestral and Choral Music.

Amir Barghi  sci
B.S., University of Tehran; M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Dartmouth College. (2013–2015) Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Thurman Barker arts
B.A., Empire State College; additional study at Roosevelt University and American Conservatory of Music. Jazz musician. (1993– )  Associate Professor of Music.

Thomas Bartscherer
Director, Language and Thinking Program at Bard College; Assistant Professor of Humanities. See Language and Thinking Program faculty listing.

Sanjib Baruah sst
B.A., Cotton College, Gauhati, India; M.A., University of Delhi, India; Ph.D., University of Chicago.
(1983– ) Professor of Political Studies.

Norton Batkin sst
Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Art History. See beginning of this section.

Laura Battle arts
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., Yale University School of Art. (1986– ) Professor of Studio Arts.

Jonathan Becker  sst 
Vice President and Dean for International Affairs and Civic Engagement; Associate Professor of Political Studies. See beginning of this section.

James M. Belk sci
B.S., M.A., Binghamton University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2008– ) Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Maria Belk sci
B.A., Carleton College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell Uni­versity. (2009– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Director of Quantitative Literacy.

Alex Benson lang/lit
B.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature.

Roger Berkowitz sst
B.A., Amherst College; J.D., Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., UC Berkeley. (2005– )  Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities; Associate Professor of Political Studies and Human Rights.

Jedediah Berry lang/lit
B.A., Bard College; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Written Arts.

Daniel Berthold sst
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Yale University. Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy. (1984– ) Professor of Philosophy.

Mario J. A. Bick sst
B.A., Columbia College; Ph.D., Columbia University. (1970– ) Professor of Anthropology.

Robert Bielecki arts
Sound designer, specializes in the creative use of technology in the electronic arts. (1997– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Music; faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Jeffrey Binder arts
B.A., University of Maryland; M.F.A., Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. (Fall 2013) Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance.

Ethan D. Bloch sci
B.A., Reed College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. (1986– ) Professor of Mathematics.

Katherine M. Boivin arts
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Art History.

Alexander Bonus arts
B.M., M.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Music.

Michiel Bot 
LL.M., M.A., M.Phil., University of Amsterdam; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University. (2013–2014) Hannah Arendt Center Postdoctoral Fellow.

Leon Botstein arts, lang/lit
President of the College, Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities. See beginning of this section.

Christian Bracher sci
M.S., Ph.D., Technische Universität München, Germany.
(2008– )  Assistant Professor of Physics.

Jonathan Brent
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2004– ) Visiting Alger Hiss Professor of History and Literature.

Diana De G. Brown sst
B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Columbia University. (1988– ) Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Teresa Buchholz arts
B.M., University of Northern Iowa; M.M., Indiana University; Artist Diploma, Vocal Performance, Yale University. Mezzo-soprano. (2012– ) Artist in Residence.

Ken Buhler arts
B.F.A., University of Iowa; M.F.A., Indiana University, Bloomington. Painter.  (2000– ) Artist in Residence.

Michael Bukhman arts
B.M., Oberlin College; D.M.A., Juilliard School. (2011– ) Lecturer in Music.

Ian Buruma sst
Studied at Leyden University and Nihon University, Tokyo; honorary Ph.D. in theology, University of Groningen. Writer; journalist. (2003– ) Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism.

David Bush  arts
B.A., Bard College; M.F.A., Yale University. (2010– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography.

Paul Cadden-Zimansky sci
B.A., St. John’s College, Santa Fe; M.S., London School of Economics; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Physics.

Anna Cafaro lang/lit 
Laurea, University of Messina, Italy; Diploma in Piano, Conservatorio of Music, Italy; M.A., Winthrop University; Ph.D., Boston College. (2009– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian.

Mary Caponegro lang/lit
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Brown University. Writer. (2002– ) Richard B. Fisher Family Professor in Literature and Writing.

Nicole Caso lang/lit
A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.  (2004– ) Associate Professor of Spanish;  Faculty, Language and Thinking Program, Bard College.

Maria Sachiko Cecire lang/lit
B.A., University of Chicago; M.St., Ph.D., Oxford University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Literature.

Omar Youssef Cheta sst
B.A., magna cum laude, American University in Cairo; A.M., University of Chicago; Ph.D. candidate, New York University. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Historical Studies.

Bruce Chilton sst
B.A., Bard College; M.Div., General Theological Seminary, ordination to the diaconate and the priesthood; Ph.D., Cambridge University. (1987– ) Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion; Chaplain of the College; Executive Director, Institute of Advanced Theology, Bard College.

Odile S. Chilton lang/lit
Licence ès Lettres, Mâitrise ès Lettres, Université du Maine, Le Mans. (1987– ) Visiting Associate Professor of French.

Jean Churchill arts
Dancer, choreographer. Former member, Boston Ballet Company. (1980– ) Professor of Dance.

Robert L. Cioffi lang/lit
B.A., Harvard University; M.St. Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literatures, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2013–2014)  Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.

James O. Clark arts
B.S., Kutztown State College. (2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Arts.

Teju Cole  lang/lit
B.A., Kalamazoo College; M.A., School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; M.Phil., Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University. (2011– ) Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Lois Conner  arts
B.F.A., Pratt Institute; M.F.A., Yale University. (2013–2014) Visiting Professor of Photography.

Ben Coonley arts
B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Wout Cornelissen 
B.A., M.A., Radboud University Nimegen, Netherlands; Ph.D. can­didate, Institute for Philosophy of Leiden University, Netherlands. (2013–2014) Hannah Arendt Center Postdoctoral Fellow.

Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas  arts
B.A., Georgetown University; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., Brown University.
(2011– ) Playwright in Residence.

Leah Cox arts
B.A., Texas Christian University. Dancer, choreographer; member, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, in residence at Bard College. (2009– ) Teaching Artist, New York Live Arts.

Jonathan L. Cristol sst
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Bristol University. Director, Globalization and International Affairs Program, Bard College. (2005– ) Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program; Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Christian Ayne Crouch sst
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University. (2006– ) Assistant Professor of History.

John Cullinan sci
B.A., Bates College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2006– )  Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Robert J. Culp sst
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., University of Michigan; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University.
(1999– ) Associate Professor of History.

Lauren Curtis lang/lit
B.A., M.A., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Classics.

Laurie Dahlberg arts
B.S., M.A., Illinois State University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.
(1996– ) Associate Professor of Art History and Photography.

Deirdre d’Albertis lang/lit
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. (1991– ) Professor of English.

Mark Danner sst
B.A., cum laude, Harvard College. Journalist; staff writer, The New Yorker (1990–2001). (2003– ) James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities.

Richard H. Davis sst
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., University of Toronto; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (1997– ) Professor of Religion.

Tim Davis arts
B.A., Bard College; M.F.A., Yale University. (2003– ) Associate Professor of Photography.

Matthew Deady sci
B.S., M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (1987– ) Professor of Physics.

Diana H. DePardo-Minsky arts
B.A., Yale University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University. (2001– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History.

Sanjaya DeSilva sst
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy. (2000– ) Associate Professor of Economics.

Carolyn Dewald sst
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.  (2003– ) Professor of Classical and Historical Studies.

Terence F. Dewsnap lang/lit
B.A., M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. (1963– ) Professor of English.

Michèle D. Dominy sst
Vice President and Dean of the College, Professor of Anthropology. See beginning of this section.

Michael Donnelly sst
A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Birkbeck College, University of London. (1999– ) Professor of Sociology.

Daniella Dooling arts
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts; M.F.A., Yale University School of Art. Artist, videographer. (2003– ) Artist in Residence.

Ellen Driscoll arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.F.A., sculpture, Columbia University. (2013– ) Visiting Professor of Studio Arts.

Sarah Dunphy-Lelii sst
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. (2007– ) Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Aris Efting
Ph.D., University of Nebraska. Consultant to EPA and National Council for Science and the Environment on issues of water pollution. (2013–2014) BHSEC Exchange Fellow.

Sarah Egan sst
B.Soc.Sc., M.Soc.Sc., University College Dublin; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Andrew J. Eisenberg arts
B.M., New York University; Ph.D., Columbia University. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Anthropology.

Jay Elliott sst
B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Chicago; Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, Yale University. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Yuval Elmelech sst
B.A., M.A., Tel Aviv University; Ph.D., Columbia University. (2001– ) Associate Professor of Sociology; Research Associate, The Levy Economics Institute.

Omar G. Encarnación sst
B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton University. (1998– ) Professor of Political Studies.

Mike Endo lang/lit
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago.
(2011–) Assistant Professor of Japanese.

Helen Epstein  sst
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.Sc., London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Ph.D., University of Cambridge. (2010– ) Visiting Professor of Social Studies.

Gidon Eshel sst
B.A., Haifa University, Israel; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. (2009– ) Research Professor.

John Esposito arts
Studied with John Cage, Elliott Carter, Frederic Rzewski. Musician, composer. (2001– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

Barbara Ess arts
B.A., University of Michigan. Visual artist. (1997– ) Associate Professor of Photography; Faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Tabetha Ewing sst
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (1998– ) Associate Professor of History; Dean of Studies, Bard High School Early College, Manhattan.

Nuruddin Farah lang/lit
Somali novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter. Educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. (2010–11, 2013– )Distinguished Professor of Literature.

Kris Feder sst
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Temple University. (1991– ) Associate Professor of Economics.

James Andrew Felkerson sst
B.L.A., M.A., Ph.D. candidate, University of Missouri–Kansas City. (2013–2014) Visiting Instructor in Economics.

Miriam Felton-Dansky arts
B.A., Barnard College; M.F.A., D.F.A., Yale University School of Drama. (2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance.

Peter Filkins lang/lit
B.A., Williams College; M.F.A., Columbia University. Poet, translator, critic. (2007– ) Visiting Professor of Literature.

Larry Fink arts
Photographer; solo exhibitions at Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, others. (1988– ) Professor of Photography.

Peggy Florin arts
B.F.A. Program, The Juilliard School; B.A., Empire State College, SUNY; M.F.A., Bennington College. (1998– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Dance.

Glen Fogel arts
Cultural Studies, McGill University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. (Fall 2013) Visiting Artist in Residence, Film and Electronic Arts.

Marjorie Folkman arts
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University. (2010– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance; faculty, Language and Thinking Program.

Elizabeth Frank lang/lit
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (1982– ) Joseph E. Harry Professor of Modern Languages and Literature.

Kenji Fujita arts
B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., Queens College. (1995– ) Artist in Residence; faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

Kyle Gann arts
B.Mus., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.Mus., D.Mus., Northwestern University. Composer, critic. (1997– ) Taylor Hawver and Frances Bortle Hawver Professor of Music.

Marc Ganzglass arts
B.A., Hampshire College; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art. (Fall 2013) Visiting Artist in Residence, Studio Arts.

Arthur Gibbons arts
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; B.F.A, M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania. (1988– ) Director, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts; Professor of Sculpture.

Christopher H. Gibbs arts
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Coartistic director, Bard Music Festival (2003– ). (2002– ) James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music; Artistic Codirector, Bard Music Festival.

Helena Sedlácková Gibbs
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University; Certificate in Education, University of Brasilia. (2003– ) Visiting Assistant Professor in the Humanities.

Jeffrey Gibson arts
B.F.A., Art Institute of Chicago; M.A., Royal College of Art, London. (2012– ) Artist in Residence.

Simon Gilhooley sst
M.A., University of Edinburgh; M.A., University of London, Institute for the Study of the Americas; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2013–2015) Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Olivier G. Giovannoni sst
B.S., Ph.D., University of Nice. (2011– ) Assistant Professor of Economics.

Maximilian Goldfarb arts
B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Fall 2013) Visiting Artist in Residence, Studio Arts.

Jacqueline Susan Goss arts
B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2001– ) Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Stephen Graham
B.A., Harvard College; M.A., M.F.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2006– ) Bard Center Fellow.

James Green-Armytage sst
B.A., Antioch College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics.

Anne Gridley arts
B.A., Bard College; M.F.A., Columbia University. (Spring 2014) ) Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance.

Donna Ford Grover lang/lit
B.A., Bard College; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York. (1999– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Literature; faculty, Language and Thinking Program.

Marka Gustavsson arts
B.M., Indiana University; M.M., Mannes College of Music; D.M.A., City University of New York. (2001– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

Lianne Habinek lang/lit
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of English.

Garry L. Hagberg sst
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon. (1990– ) James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy.

Kenneth Haig sst
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Benjamin Hale lang/lit
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., Iowa Writers Workshop. 2012 Bard Fiction Prize winner. (Spring 2012, 2013–2015) Writer in Residence.

Mark D. Halsey sci
B.A., Hobart College; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College. Faculty, The Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College. (1989– ) Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of Mathematics; faculty, The Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Bard College.

Ed Halter arts
B.A., Yale University; M.A., New York University. Film critic, curator. (2005– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Jamie Harden sci
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo; postdoctoral studies, The Rockefeller University. (Fall 2013) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, Bard Rockefeller Semester in Science.

Irfana Hashmi sst
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University. (2013–2014) Visiting Instructor in Religion.

Lynn Hawley arts
B.A., Middlebury College; M.F.A., New York University; certificate of training, Moscow Art Theater.
(2000– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance.

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz lang/lit
B.A., University of California, San Diego; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University. (2004– ) Associate Professor of Literature; Codirector, First-Year Seminar: The Common Course.

Diego Soto Hernando  lang/lit
B.A., M.A., Universidad de Valladolid. (2010–11; 2013– ) FLET/Visiting Instructor in Spanish.

Elizabeth M. Holt  lang/lit
B.A., Harvard University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.
(2008– ) Assistant Professor of Arabic.

Samuel K. Hsiao  sci
B.S., Haverford College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2006– ) Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Yu-Yin Hsu  lang/lit
B.A., M.A., National Taiwan Normal University; Ph.D., Indiana University. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese.

Peter Hutton  arts
B.F.A., M.F.A., San Francisco Art Institute.  (1984– ) Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts.

Michael Ives lang/lit
B.A., University of Rochester. (2003– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of the Humanities.

Swapan Jain  sci
B.S., Kennesaw State University; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. Postdoctoral faculty fellow, Boston University. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Philip Johns  sci
B.A., Carleton College; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2007– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.

Bill T. Jones  arts
B.A., SUNY Binghamton. (2010– ) Distinguished Artist; Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts, in residence.

Brooke Jude  sci
B.A., Colby College; Ph.D., Dartmouth College. (2010–12) Director, Citizen Science. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Biology.

Patricia Karetzky arts
B.A., New York University; M.A., Hunter College; Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.
(1988– ) Oskar Munsterberg Lecturer in Art History.

Daniel Karpowitz  sst
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Chicago Law School. (2003–09) Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies. (2010– ) Lecturer in Law and the Humanities; Director of Policy and Academics, Bard Prison Initiative.

Thomas Keenan  lang/lit
B.A., Amherst College; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (1999– ) Associate Professor of Comparative Literature; Director, Human Rights Project.

Felicia Keesing  sci
B.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2000– ) David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing.

Jim Keller
University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook. (2001– ) Director, The Learning Commons; Visiting Associate Professor of Writing.

John Kelly arts
Studied at Charles Weidman Expression of Two Arts Theater; American Ballet Theatre School; Harkness House for Ballet Arts; Parsons the New School for Design; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Fall 2013) Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance.

Robert Kelly  lang/lit
B.A., City College of New York; graduate work, Columbia University; Litt.D. (honorary), SUNY Oneonta. Poet, fiction writer. Founding director, Writing Program, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. (1961– ) Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature.

Pinar Kemerli
B.A., Bogazici University; M.A., Goldsmiths College, University of London; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, Cornell University. (2013–2014) Visiting Instructor in First-Year Seminar.

Franz R. Kempf  lang/lit
M.A. in German, M.A. in Russian, University of Utah; Ph.D., Harvard University. (1985– ) Professor of German.

James P. Ketterer
B.A., Fordham University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D. candidate, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. (2013– ) Senior Fellow, Institute for International Liberal Education; Director of International Academic Initiatives, Center for Civic Engagement.

David Kettler  sst
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. (1991– ) Research Professor.

Erica Kiesewetter arts
Violinist. Graduate, The Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian. (2010– ) Director of Orchestral Studies; Visiting Associate Professor of Music; faculty, Bard College Conservatory of Music..

So Yong Kim arts
B.S., California State University; B.F.A., M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Filmmaker. (2012– ) Artist in Residence.

Alex Kitnick arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History.

Verlyn Klinkenborg lang/lit
B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Princeton University. Writer; member, New York Times editorial board
(1997– ). (2004– ) Visiting Professor of Literature.

Cynthia Koch sst
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (2013–2015) Public Historian in Residence.

Marina Kostalevsky lang/lit
M.A., Leningrad State Conservatory; Ph.D., Yale University. (1996– ) Associate Professor of Russian.

Marc Koyack sci
B.Sc., Niagara University; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo; postdoctoral research, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, SUNY Buffalo. (2013–2015) Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

John-Michael Kuczynski
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (Church Fellow). (2013– ) Bard Center Fellow.

Stephanie Kufner lang/lit
Teaching Diploma, Certification for English Language and Business Administration, University of Munich; Diplom-Handelslehrer, University of Munich; M.A. and Ph.D. in German, SUNY Albany. (1990– ) Visiting Associate Professor of German; Academic Director, Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures.

Laura Kuhn arts
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Director and cofounder, John Cage Trust. (2007– ) John Cage Professor of Performance Art.

Laura Kunreuther sst
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan.
(2001– ) Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Cecile E. Kuznitz sst
A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard University; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University. (2003– ) Associate Professor of Jewish History.

Peter K. Kyle arts
B.A., Kenyon College; M.F.A., University of Washington. (2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance.

Benjamin La Farge lang/lit
B.A., Harvard College; graduate study, Balliol College, Oxford University. (1968– ) Professor of English.

Christopher N. LaFratta sci
B.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann sst
B.A., Smith College; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., Columbia University. (2010– ) Levy Institute Research Professor; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute; Bard Center Fellow.

Peter Laki arts
Diploma in Musicology, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
(2007– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Music.

Gregory Landweber sci
B.A., Princeton University; M.Sc., Oxford University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics with Distinction, Cambridge University. (2007– ) Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Kristin Lane sci
B.A., University of Virginia; M.S., Yale University; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2007– ) Associate Professor of Psychology.

Ann Lauterbach lang/lit
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison. Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Columbia University. Poet. (1997– ) David and Ruth Schwab Professor of Languages and Literature; faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

An-My Lê arts
B.S. (biology), Stanford University; M.F.A., Yale University School of Art. (1998– ) Professor of Photography.

Kakyoung Lee arts
B.F.A., M.F.A., Hong-Ik University, Seoul; M.F.A., SUNY Purchase. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Arts.

Amii LeGendre arts
B.A., Connecticut College; M.F.A., University of Wisconsin. (2010–) Instructor in Dance; Health Educator.

Nancy S. Leonard lang/lit
A.B., Smith College; Ph.D., Indiana University. (1977– ) Professor of English; Associate, Institute for Writing and Thinking.

Gideon Lester arts
B.A., University of Oxford; Diploma in Dramaturgy, Harvard University. (2012– ) Professor of Theater and Performance; Director of Theater Programs, Bard College.

Nicholas Alton Lewis
B.F.A., M.M., Carnegie Mellon University; M.Div., Institute of Sacred Music, Yale Divinity School. (2013– ) Assistant Dean of the College / Community Life Chaplain.

Marisa Libbon  lang/lit
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.Phil., University of Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., UC Berkeley. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Literature.

Christopher R. Lindner  sst
B.A., Hamilton College; M.A., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., SUNY Albany. (1988– ) Director, Bard Archaeology Field School; Archaeologist in Residence.

Erica Lindsay arts
B.A., New York University. Jazz musician; composer. (2001– ) Artist in Residence.

Ilka LoMonaco  arts
Vocalist, vocal teacher. (2008– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

Patricia López-Gay lang/lit
Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese languages and literature, New York University; joint Ph.D., comparative literature and translation studies (French and Spanish), University of Paris 7 and Autonomous University of Barcelona. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Barbara Luka  sci
B.A., Lawrence University; Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2003– ) Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Joseph Luzzi  lang/lit
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., New York University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2002– ) Associate Professor of Italian.

Mark Lytle  sst
B.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (1974– ) Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies.

Medrie MacPhee  arts
B.F.A., Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. (1997– ) Sherri Burt Hennessey Artist in Residence.

Norman Manea  lang/lit
M.S., Institute of Construction, Bucharest, Romania. Author of novels, short fiction, memoirs, and essays. (1989– ) Francis Flournoy Professor in European Studies and Culture; Writer in Residence.

William T. Maple  sci
B.A., Miami University; M.A., Ph.D., Kent State University. (1973– ) Professor of Biology; Director, Bard College Field Station.

Robert Martin  arts, sst
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, The Bard College Conservatory of Music; Professor of Philosophy and Music. See beginning of this section.

Wyatt Mason
Studied literature at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and University of Paris. (2010– ) Senior Hannah Arendt Center Fellow.

Robert W. McGrail  sci
B.A., Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. (1999– ) Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics; Director, Laboratory for Algebraic and Symbolic Computation, Bard College.

Christopher McIntosh  sst
B.A., University of Georgia; M.A., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2010– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Allison McKim  sst
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Emily McLaughlin  sci
B.S., Ohio Northern University; Ph.D., University of Pennysylvania. (2008– ) Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Blair McMillen  arts
B.A., B.M., Oberlin College; M.M., The Juilliard School; D.M.A., Manhattan School of Music. Pianist. (2006– ) Artist in Residence.

Walter Russell Mead  sst
B.A., Yale University. (2005–08; 2010– ) James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities.

Daniel Mendelsohn  sst
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. Writer and journalist. (2006– ) Charles Ranlett Flint Professor of Humanities.

Susan Merriam  arts
B.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2003– ) Associate Dean of the College; Associate Professor of Art History.

Oleg Minin  lang/lit
B.A., University of Victoria; M.A., University of Waterloo; Ph.D., University of Southern California.
(2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian.

Aniruddha Mitra  sst
M.A., Delhi School of Economics; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(2012– ) Assistant Professor of Economics.

Chiori Miyagawa  arts
M.F.A., CUNY Brooklyn College. (1999– ) Playwright in Residence.

Amir Moosavi  lang/lit
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. (2013–2014) Visiting Instructor in Arabic.

Bradford Morrow  lang/lit
B.A., University of Colorado; graduate studies, Danforth Fellow, Yale University. Novelist, poet; founding editor, Conjunctions (1981– ). (1990– ) Professor of Literature; Bard Center Fellow.

Gregory B. Moynahan  sst
B.A., Wesleyan University; graduate studies, Humboldt University, Berlin; M.A., D.Phil., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2001– ) Associate Professor of History.

William Mullen lang/lit
B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Texas. (1985– ) Professor of Classics.

Rufus Müller arts
B.A., M.A., Oxford University. Tenor; performs internationally in operas, oratorios, and recitals. (2006– ) Associate Professor of Music.

Michelle Murray sst
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Matthew Mutter lang/lit
B.A., University of North Carolina; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Literature.

Anne Nelson sst
B.A., Yale University. Graduate study at Columbia University. (Fall 2013) Visiting Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies.

David Nelson sst
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.H.L., Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion; Ph.D., New York University. (2008– ) Rabbi, Bard College; Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion.

Jacob Neusner sst
A.B., Harvard College; graduate studies, Oxford University, Hebrew University; Master of Hebrew Letters, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Ph.D., Columbia University. (1994– ) Distinguished Service Professor of the History and Theology of Judaism; Senior Fellow, Institute of Advanced Theology, Bard CollegeBard Center Fellow.

Melanie Nicholson  lang/lit
B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. (1995– ) Associate Professor of Spanish.

Keith O’Hara  sci
B.A., Rowan College; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Computer Science.

Joseph O’Neill  lang/lit
J.B., Girton College, University of Cambridge. (2011– ) Distinguished Writer in Residence.

Lothar Osterburg  arts
Diploma with excellence, Hochschule für bildende Künste, Braunschweig, Germany. Master printer in etching and photogravure. (1999– ) Artist in Residence.

Dimitri B. Papadimitriou  sst
Executive Vice President of the College, President of The Levy Economics Institute, Executive Director of The Bard Center, Jerome Levy Professor of Economics. See beginning of this section.

Philip Pardi
B.A., Tufts University; M.F.A., Michener Center for Writers, University of Texas. Poet and translator. (2005– ) Director of College Writing; Visiting Assistant Professor of Writing.

Gilles Peress  arts, sst
Studies at Institut d’Etudes Politiques (1966–68) and Université de Vincennes, France (1968–71). Photographer. (2008– ) Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Photography.

Joel Perlmann  sst
B.A., Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Ph.D., Harvard University. (1994– ) Levy Institute Research Professor; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute.

Judy Pfaff  arts
B.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis; M.F.A., Yale School of Art. Artist. Milton Avery Distin-guished Professor of Art, Bard College (1989, 1991). (1994– ) Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts.

John Pilson  arts
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., Yale School of Art. (2000– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography.

Francine Prose  lang/lit
B.A., Radcliffe College. Author of 12 novels. (2005– ) Distinguished Writer in Residence.

John Pruitt  arts
A.B., Dartmouth College; M.A., New York University. (1981– ) Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Dina Ramadan  lang/lit
B.A., American University in Cairo; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Arabic.

Kelly Reichardt  arts
B.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University. Filmmaker, screenwriter. (2006– ) Artist in Residence.

Joan Retallack  lang/lit
B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana; M.A., Georgetown University. Poet, critic. (2000– ) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Humanities.

Bruce Robertson  sci
B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Montana. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Biology.

Miles Rodríguez  sst
B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of History and Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Susan Fox Rogers  lang/lit
B.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Columbia University; M.F.A., University of Arizona. (2001– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Writing; Associate, Institute for Writing and Thinking.

James Romm  lang/lit
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University. (1990–96, 2000–02) Associate Professor of Classics; (2002– ) James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics.

Lauren Lynn Rose  sci
B.A., Tufts University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. (1997– ) Associate Professor of Mathematics.

Julia Rosenbaum  arts
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. (2001–06; 2008– ) Associate Professor of Art History.

Jonathan Rosenberg  arts
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.F.A., New York University. (2005– ) Artist in Residence.

Peter Rosenblum  sst
A.B., Columbia College; J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University Law School; LL.M., Columbia Law School; D.E.A. (Diplôme d’études approfondies), University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). (2012– ) Professor of International Law and Human Rights.

Marina Rosenfeld  arts
B.A., Harvard College; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts. Composer, artist. (2006– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music; faculty, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.

John Ryle sst
B.A., M.A., Oxford University. Writer, filmmaker, anthropologist. Chair, Rift Valley Institute, a research and training association serving the African Rift Valley region. (2005– ) Legrand Ramsey Professor of Anthropology.

Lisa Sanditz  arts
B.A., Macalester College; M.F.A., Pratt Institute. Painter. (2009– ) Artist in Residence.

Luc Sante  lang/lit; arts
Author, translator, essayist, critic. (1999– ) Visiting Professor of Writing and Photography.

Joseph Santore  arts
B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art; M.F.A., Yale University. Painter.
(2001– ) Artist in Residence.

Simeen Sattar  sci
B.A., Rosemont College; Ph.D., Yale University. (1984– ) Professor of Chemical Physics.

Amy Savage  sci
A.S., B.S., University of Connecticut; M.S., University of Florida; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University.
(2012– ) Director, Citizen Science; Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.

Frank M. Scalzo  sci
B.S., St. Bonaventure University; M.A., Ph.D., Binghamton University.
(1999– ) Associate Professor of Psychology.

Kristin Scheible  sst
B.A., Colby College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2003– ) Assistant Professor of Religion.

Ann Seaton  lang/lit
B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2009– ) Director of Media and Difference; Director of Multicultural Affairs; Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities.

David Shaenfield  sci
B.S., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University. (Fall 2013) Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.

David Shein  sst
B.A., SUNY Oswego; M.Phil., Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York. (2008– ) Dean of Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Gennady L. Shkliarevsky sst
B.A., M.A., Kiev State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia. (1985– ) Professor of History.

Nathan Shockey  lang/lit
B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Waseda University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Japanese.

Stephen Shore  arts
Photographer; exhibits internationally at major venues. (1982– ) Susan Weber Professor in the Arts.

Maria Q. Simpson  arts
B.F.A., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., University of Washington. Choreographer and dancer.
(2004– ) Professor of Dance.

Mona Simpson  lang/lit
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A., Columbia University. Writer of novels, short stories. (1988–2001; 2005– ) Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature.

Peter D. Skiff  sci
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.S., University of Houston; Ph.D., Louisiana State University. (1966– ) Professor of Physics.

Jane Smith
B.S., M.A., University of Missouri-Columbia; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina.
(2007– ) Assistant Director, The Learning Commons; Visiting Instructor in Writing.

Geoffrey Sobelle  arts
B.A., Stanford University. Additional studies at the École Jacques Lecoq, Paris. (2013–2014) Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance.

Michael Specter  sst
New Yorker staff writer covering science, technology, and public health. (2012– ) Visiting Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies.

Patricia Spencer  arts
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music. (1997– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Music.

Sophia Stamatopoulou-Robbins  sst
B.A., Columbia University; M.Sc., University of Oxford; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Michael Staunton  sst
B.A., M.A., University College Cork; Ph.D., Cambridge University. (Fall 2013) Senior Research Fellow.

Branden Stone  sci
B.S., College of the Ozarks; M.S., Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence.
(2012– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Alice Stroup  sst
B.A., City College of New York; Diploma in the history and philosophy of science (with distinction) and D.Phil., Oxford University. (1980– ) Professor of History.

I Ketut Suadin  arts
Graduate, Konservatori Karawitan (KOKAR), Bali, Indonesia. (2012– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Music.

Richard Suchenski  arts
B.A., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. Film historian. (2009– ) Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Karen Sullivan  lang/lit
A.B., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (1993– ) Irma Brandeis Professor of Romance Cultures and Literature.

Nilaja Sun  arts
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College. Also studied at Trinity/La Mama Performing Arts Program and with choreographer Patricia Hoffbauer. Actor, playwright. (Spring 2013) Visiting Artist in Residence, Theater and Performance.

Irene Sunwoo   arts
B.A., New York University; M.A., Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design, Material Culture; M.A., Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; Ph.D. candidate, Princeton University School of Architecture. (2013–2014) Visiting Assistant Instructor in Art History.

Alan Sussman  sst
B.A., M.A., University of Chicago; J.D., L.L.M., New York University School of Law. (1999– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy.

Yuka Suzuki  sst
B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Yale University. (2003– ) Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Julianne Swartz  arts
B.A., University of Arizona; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. Artist.
(2006– ) Artist in Residence.

Erika Switzer arts
B.M., M.M., solo piano, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; M.M., song interpretation, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, Germany; D.M., collaborative piano, The Juilliard School. (2010– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

Csilla Szabo  sci
B.A., Western New England University; M.S., Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. (2013–2015)  Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Pavlina R. Tcherneva  sst
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.  (2006–2008; 2012– ) Assistant Professor of Economics; Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute

Richard Teitelbaum arts
B.A., Haverford College; M.M., School of Music, Yale University. Composer, performer. (1988– ) Professor of Music.

Clement Thery sst
B.A., sociology, and B.A., economics, University of Paris X; M.A., sociology, l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS); M.A., finance, Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University. (2012– ) Visiting Instructor in Sociology.

S. Rebecca Thomas  sci
S.B., electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., computer science, Stanford University. (2000– ) Associate Professor of Computer Science.

Drew Thompson  sst
B.A., Williams College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. (2013– ) Assistant Professor of Africana and Historical Studies.

Naomi Thornton  arts
B.A., Bryn Mawr College. Actor, director. (1981– ) Visiting Professor of Theater.

Michael Tibbetts  sci
B.S., Southeastern Massachusetts University; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. (1992– ) Associate Professor of Biology.

Hap Tivey  arts
B.A., Pomona College; M.A., M.F.A., Claremont Graduate School. (1995– ) Artist in Residence.

Joan Tower  arts
B.A., Bennington College; M.A., D.M.A., Columbia University. Composer. Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts; faculty, The Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Eric Trudel  lang/lit
B.A., Concordia University, Montreal; M.A., McGill University; Ph.D., Princeton University. (2002– ) Associate Professor of French.

George Tsontakis  arts
Composer. Studied composition with Roger Sessions at The Juilliard School and conducting with Jorge Mester. (2003– ) Distinguished Composer in Residence.

Dawn Upshaw arts
B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.A., Manhattan School of Music; honorary doctorate, Yale University. Soprano. (2004– ) Artistic Director, Graduate Vocal Arts Program, Bard College; Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor of the Arts and Humanities.

Marina van Zuylen  lang/lit
A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University. (1997– ) Professor of French and Comparative Literature.

Tatjana Myoko von Prittwitz und Gaffron 
B.A., University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, Germany; M.A., Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Ph.D., University of Saarland. (2009– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of the Humanities.

Olga Voronina lang/lit
B.A., M.A., Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Russian.

Jean Ruth Wagner arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Smith College. (2000– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater.

Sara Pankenier Weld  lang/lit
B.A., M.A., Dartmouth College; Ph.D., Stanford University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Russian.

Robert Weston  lang/lit
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University.  (2010–12). (2005– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities; Codirector, First-Year Seminar: The Common Course.

Thomas Wild  lang/lit
M.A., Free University of Berlin; Ph.D., University of Munich. Also studied at University of Rome, La Sapienza. (2012– ) Assistant Professor of Literature; Research Associate, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Tom Wolf  arts
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Art historian, painter, curator. (1971– ) Professor of Art History.

Janet Wong  arts
Studied ballet in Hong Kong and at London’s Royal Ballet School; performed with Berlin Opera Ballet. (2012– ) Associate Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

Robert Woodruff  
B.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.A., San Francisco State University. Additional graduate studies at City College of New York. (Fall 2013) Hannah Arendt Center Senior Fellow.

Kritika Yegnashankaran  sst
M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2010– ) Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Li-Hua Ying  lang/lit
B.A., Yunnan Normal University, China; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin. (1998– ) Associate Professor of Chinese.

Ruth Zisman  
B.A., Vassar College; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University. (2011– ) Visiting Instructor in Humanities.