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

Faculty of Bard High School Early College (BHSEC)

For complete biographies, see

BHSEC Manhattan

Michael Lerner, Principal
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University.

Tabetha Ewing, Dean of Studies
Associate Professor of History, Bard College. See undergraduate faculty listing.

Martha J. Olson, Dean of Administration; Dean of Education Initiatives, Bard College
B.A., University of Illinois; J.D., New York University School of Law; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Camille Sawick, Assistant Principal
B.A., Brooklyn College; M.S., Queens College; Sixth-Year Certificate in administration and supervision, College of Staten Island.

Sara Haberman, Assistant Principal for Guidance
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., L.C.S.W., New York University; M.S.Ed., Pace University. Former counselor, Stuyvesant and Chelsea High Schools, New York City.

Siska Brutsaert, Associate Dean of Studies
B.A., Cornell University; M.S., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Jenna Feltey Alden
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University

Haroula Argiros
B.S., University of Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State University.

Ayse Aydemir
B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University.

Beatrice Stern Birch
B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo.

Bond Caldaro
B.A., Skidmore College; Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota.

Tim Casey
Faculty, Language and Thinking Program at Bard College. See Language and Thinking Program listing.

Marco Ceruso
Ingénieur chimiste, Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Industrielle de Lyon (now CPE Lyon), Lyon, France; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook; postdoctoral studies, Robert Wood Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute and University of Rome La Sapienza. 

Stephen J. Chaterpaul
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook; postdoctoral studies, Polytechnic Institute of New York University. 

Susan Chen
B.A., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; M.S., City College of New York.. 

Kyung Cho
B.A., Vassar College; M.F.A., University of Iowa. 

David Clark
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Clarissa Coffey
B.M., Miami University; M.A., Brooklyn College.

Nathaniel Cooper
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Purdue University.

Jennifer Cordi
B.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton.

Paul DuCett
Hunter College, City University of New York; M.A., Universidad de Salamanca; Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Daphne François
B.A., Wellesley College; B.A., University of Cambridge, King’s College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin.

Daniel Freund
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Fang Fu
A.A., Fuzhou Teachers College, China; B.A., M.A., M.Ed.; Columbia University; Ed.D. candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Christopher Gagstetter
B.S., SUNY Cortland.

Denice A. Gamper
B.S., St. Joseph’s College; M.S., St. John’s University.

Julia Guerra
B.A., M.A., American University.

Arturo Hale
B.S., Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 

Patricio Hernandez
A.A., Suffolk County Community College; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University.

Lee D. Johnson
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. candidate, Yale University.

Jesse Garcés Kiley
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.F.A., Columbia University.

Rene S. Marion
B.A., University of Iowa; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Bard High School Early College Faculty Exchange Fellow (spring, 2013)

Thomas Martin
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Bruce Matthews
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A.R., Yale Divinity School; Ph.D., New School University. 

Steven V. Mazie
B.A., Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Thomas McVeigh
B.S., SUNY Cortland; M.S.Ed., City College of New York.

Benjamin Mikesh
B.A., Brown University; M.S., University of Washington; J.D., Harvard Law School.

Ted Mineo
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art; M.F.A., Yale School of Art.

Jay Mueller
B.A., Eugene Lang College; M.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University.

Jerold Nashban
B.A., Yale University; M.A., Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.

Michael Noyes
B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder; postdoctoral fellow, University of Waterloo.

Michelle Pinto
B.A., Northwestern University; M.Phil., Ph.D. candidate, New York University.

Elizabeth Poreba
B.A., Wellesley College; M.S.W., M.A., New York University.

Katherine Randall
B.A., Barnard College; M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism.

Petra Riviere
B.A., Haverford College; M.A., New York University.

Zangwill (Sam) Rosenbaum
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Gabriel Rosenberg
B.A., Rice University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Ben Rubenstein
B.A., M.A.T., Bard College. 

Paul Schubert
B.S., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Jenny Tibbels-Jordan
B.A., Eastern University; M.F.A., Columbia University. 

Verónica Vallejo
B.A., University of Scranton; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, Georgetown University. 

Rick Vartorella
B.A., SUNY Empire State College; M.F.A., Ohio State University. Faculty, Young Writers Workshop, Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College (2004– ); Language and Thinking Program at Bard College (1999–2004).

Meghann Walk
B.A., C.A.S. candidate, University of Illinois; M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College.

BHSEC Newark

John B. Weinstein, Principal, Dean of the Early College, Faculty in Chinese and Theater
B.A., Harvard College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Lori Ween, Dean of Studies; Faculty in English
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Dumaine Williams, Dean of Studies; Faculty in Biology
B.A., Bard College; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook.

Melissa Alexis
B.A., Amherst College; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College.

Scottye Battle
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Jersey City University.

Kate Beridze
M.S., Tblisi State University; Ph.D., Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tblisi, Georgia.

David Cutts
B.A., University of Warwick, United Kingdom; M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami.

David Dowling
B.S., Ithaca College; M.A., Adelphi University.

Shannon Duffy
B.A., Keene State College; M.S., Kean University.

Seth Halvorson
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Stanford University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Ena A. Harris
B.A., Eugene Lang College, New School University; Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo.

Seth Ruggles Hiler
B.A., Syracuse University; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art.

Oluyinka O. Irukera
M.S., B.S., University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria; Ph.D., Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.

Mini Jayaprakash
B.S., University of Madras, Chennai, India; M.S., Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India; Ph.D., University of Madras.

William Kriegsman
B.A., Albright College; M.L.I.S. candidate, Rutgers University.

Shiun-Fen Luo
B.A., Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan; M.A., University of Texas, El Paso; M.A., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Michael L. Murray
B.A., George Mason University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.L.I.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; A.M., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.

Shilpi Nagarsheth
B.S., University of Houston; M.A., Ed.D. candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Matthew Park
B.A., The College of New Jersey; Ph.D. candidate, Michigan State University.

Mia Romano
B.A., Wagner College; M.A., New York University in Madrid, Spain; Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University.

Yitzhak Shnidman
B.S., Hebrew University, Israel; M.S., Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.

Lance D. Silverman
B.S., New York University; Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of New York University; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Columbia University.

Victoria T. Siroy
B.S., Philippine Normal University, Philippines M.S., Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines; M.S., Kean University.

Carla R. Stephens
B.A., Ph.D., Temple University.

Adam Tinter
B.A., Ramapo College; M.A.T., Montclair State University.

Biyuan Yang
B.A., China Central University of Nationalities; M.S., University of Bridgeport; Ph.D., New York University.

BHSEC Queens

Valeri J. Thomson, Principal
B.A., Bard College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. 

Patricia Sharpe, Dean of Studies
B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., University of Texas. Elizabeth Blodgett Hall Chair in Literature, Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College

David Allen, Assistant Principal
B.F.A., Brooklyn College; M.F.A., University of Michigan; advanced certification in school leader­ship, Brooklyn College. 

Ian Bickford
A.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D. candidate, CUNY Graduate Center.

Holly Kashin Brown
B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Andres Cardenas
B.S., M.S., physical chemistry, M.S., applied mathematics, California State Polytechnic University; M.S., physics, New York University.

Matthew Carlberg
B.S., Columbia University; M.S., University of California, Berkeley; M.A.T., Bard College; 2010 Math for America Fellow.

Michael Cetrangol
B.M., University of Dayton; M.M., Conservatory of Music, SUNY Purchase.

Matthew Leonard Cohen
B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Texas.

David Copenhafer
B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 

Anales Debhaumik
B.Sc., M.Sc., Calcutta University; Ph.D., University of Florida.

Aris Efting
Ph.D., University of Nebraska. BHSEC Exchange Fellow, Bard College (2013–2014).

D. Kent Freeman
B.S., University of Cincinnati; S.M. and Ph.D., Harvard University; M.A., New York University.

Robert Greenberg
B.A., Stanford University; general course student, London School of Economics; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jess deCourcy Hinds
A.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; B.A., Smith College; M.F.A., Brooklyn College; M.S.L.I.S., Pratt Institute.

William H. Hinrichs
B.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University.

Laura A. Hymson
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Simmons College; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

June Morrison Jones
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College; M.P.H., University of North Texas Health Sciences School of Public Health, Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University.

Stephanie Kadison
B.S., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan; Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Jennifer Kaplan
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Ph.D., New York University.

Katharina F. Kempf
B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; M.A. candidate, New York University.

Toi Yuk (Irene) Lam
B.A., Hunter College; M.S., City College; M.S., East China Normal University, Shanghai.

Danielle M. LaSusa
B.A., Millikin University; Ph.D., Temple University.

John Leizman
B.A., St. John’s College, Annapolis; M.A., University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D., Union Graduate College.

Shannon Leslie
B.A., University of Oklahoma; M.A., University of Cincinnati.

Sara Machleder
B.A., Goucher College; Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Michael W. Magee
B.A., Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London; Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Theresa M. Mawn
B.S., Manhattan College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; 2009 Math for America Fellow.

Peter Mazur
B.A., Catholic University of America; M.Phil., University of Oxford; Ph.D., Yale University.

Kristy McMorris
B.A., Howard University; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University.

Jennifer Renee Caden Merdjan
B.A., M.S., Queens College.

Isaac Miller
B.A., San Francisco State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. 

Sean Mills
B.A., Knox College; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College.

Hayes Moore
B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Arup Mukherjee
B.A., M.A., Hunter College. 

Winston Narvaez
B.S.E., Philippine Normal University; M.S., University of the Philippines; M.A., De La Salle University, Philippines. 

Scott Neagle
B.A., Bennington College; M.S., Pace University.

Ezra Nielsen
A.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University.

Timothy Ryan Olson
B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock: The Early College; M.F.A., Actor’s Studio Drama School.

Zachariah Pickard
B.A., University of King’s College, Halifax; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto. 

David Price
B.S., University of Chicago; M.A.T., Bard College; 2011 Math for America New York City Fellow. 

Julia M. Robinson-Surry
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Laura Saltman
B.S., University of Rochester; M.A., M.Ph., Ph.D., Columbia University.

Valerie Sarris
B.A., Smith College; M.A., Hunter College; M.Ph., Ph.D., Yale University.  

Jonathan Schwartz
B.A., St. Lawrence University;  Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Jordan Shapiro
B.A., Columbia College; M.P.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of Michigan. 

Meng-Ping Tu
B.S., National Taiwan University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Anne Turyn
B.F.A., Antioch College; M.F.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.A., Graduate Center, CUNY.

Stefan Weisman
B.A., Bard College; M.M., Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Michael Woodsworth
B.A., McGill University; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Columbia University.

Marina Woronzoff
B.A., Smith College; Ph.D., Yale University.