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.

Bard College Catalogue 2017-18


Bard College Catalogue 2017-18

Boards of Bard College

Bard College
Board of Trustees

  • Charles P. Stevenson Jr., Chair Emeritus
  • James C. Chambers ’81, Chair
  • George F. Hamel Jr., Vice Chair
  • Emily H. Fisher, Vice Chair
  • Elizabeth Ely ’65, Secretary, Life Trustee
  • Stanley A. Reichel ’65, Treasurer; Life Trustee
  • *James Brudvig, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer
  • *Taun Toay ’05, Assistant Secretary
  • Fiona Angelini
  • Roland J. Augustine
  • +Leon Botstein, President of the College
  • +Stuart Breslow
  • Mark E. Brossman
  • +Thomas M. Burger
  • Marcelle Clements ’69, Life Trustee
  • Craig Cogut
  • The Rt. Rev. Andrew M. L. Dietsche, Honorary Trustee
  • Asher B. Edelman ’61, Life Trustee
  • Paul S. Efron
  • Robert S. Epstein ’63
  • Barbara S. Grossman ’73, Alumni/ae Trustee
  • Andrew S. Gundlach
  • Sally Hambrecht
  • Marieluise Hessel
  • Maja Hoffmann
  • +Matina S. Horner
  • Charles S. Johnson III ’70
  • Mark N. Kaplan, Life Trustee
  • George A. Kellner
  • Fredric S. Maxik ’86
  • James H. Ottaway Jr., Life Trustee
  • Martin Peretz, Life Trustee
  • Stewart Resnick, Life Trustee
  • David E. Schwab II ’52
  • Roger N. Scotland ’93, Alumni/ae Trustee
  • Jonathan Slone ’84
  • James A. von Klemperer
  • Brandon Weber ’97, Alumni/ae Trustee
  • Susan Weber
  • Patricia Ross Weis ’52
+ ex officio
* not a trustee
 

Bard College Alumni/ae Association
Board of Governors

  • Brandon Weber ’97, President
  • KC Serota ’04, Vice President
  • Lindsay Stanley ’12, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Robert Amsterdam ’53
  • Brendon Berg ’06
  • Jack Blum ’62
  • Evan Nicole Brown ’16, Diversity Committee Cochair
  • Matthew Cameron ‘04
  • Pia Carusone ’03
  • Kathleya Chotiros ’98, Development Committee Cochair
  • Charles Clancy III ’69
  • Peter Criswell ’89
  • Arnold Davis ’44, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Michelle Dunn Marsh ’95, Development Committee Chair
  • Randy Faerber ’73, Events Committee Cochair
  • Andrew Fowler ’95
  • Boriana Handjiyska ’02, Career Connections Committee Cochair
  • Sonja Hood ’90
  • Miriam Huppert ’13
  • Salih Israel ‘09
  • J. P. Kingsbury ’03
  • Kenneth Kosakoff ‘81
  • Paul Margolis ’76, Oral History Committee Cochair
  • Peter F. McCabe ’70, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Mollie Meikle ‘03, Young Alumni/ae Committee Cochair
  • Steven Miller ’70
  • Anne Morris-Stockton ’68
  • Anna Neverova ’07, Career Connections Committee Cochair; Bard Music Festival Junior Committee Cochair
  • Karen Olah ’65
  • Gerry Pambo-Awich ’08
  • Abhay Puskoor ’08
  • Jim Salvucci ’86
  • Henry Seltzer ’06
  • Dan Severson ’10
  • Michael Shapiro ’75, Oral History Committee Cochair
  • Genya Shimkin ’08, Diversity Committee Cochair; Young Alumni/ae Advisory Council of the Center for Civic Engagement Cochair
  • Barry Silkowitz ’71
  • George A. Smith ’82, Events Committee Cochair
  • Dr. Ingrid Spatt ’69
  • Geoffrey Stein ’82
  • Walter Swett ’96, Nominations Committee Cochair
  • Olivier te Boekhorst ’93
  • Paul Thompson ’93
  • Zubeida Ullah ‘97
  • Paul Vranicar ‘01
  • Ato Williams ‘12
  • Matt Wing ’06
Emeritus
  • Claire Angelozzi ’74
  • Dr. Penny Axelrod ’63
  • Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger ’56
  • Cathaline Cantalupo ’67
  • Kit Ellenbogen ’52
  • Barbara Grossman Flanagan ’60 
  • Diana Hirsch Friedman ’68
  • R. Michael Glass ’75
  • Dr. Ann Ho ’62
  • Charles F. Hollander ’65
  • Maggie Hopp ’67
  • Cynthia Hirsch Levy ’65
  • Susan P. Playfair ’62
  • Roger N. Scotland ’93
  • Dr. Toni-Michelle Travis ’69
  • Barbara Crane Wigren ’68


Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University
Board of Governors

Jens Reich, Chair
  • Peter Baldwin
  • Thomas Hesse
  • Josef Joffe
  • Michael Steinberg
  • Marylea van Daalen
Academic Advisory Board
Leon Botstein, Chair
  • Jonathan Becker
  • Susan H. Gillespie
  • Jens Reich
  • S. Rebecca Thomas
 

Bard College Conservatory of Music 
Advisory Board 

Gonzalo de Las Heras, Chair 
  • Gregory Drilling ’16
  • Alan D. Hilliker 
  • Susan B. Hirschhorn 
  • Belinda Kaye 
  • Stephen Kaye 
  • Y. S. Liu
  • Don M. Randel
  • Maximiliaan Rutten
  • Melissa Wegner ’08 
  • Eric Wong
  • Shirley Young


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

  • Stuart Breslow, Chair
  • James M. Clark Jr. ’76, Vice Chair
  • Mark Leiter ’81, Secretary
  • Emily H. Fisher, Chair Emerita
  • Robert B. Strassler, Chair Emeritus

  • Loren L. AliKhan ’99
  • Samir Arora ’02
  • Susan Beckerman
  • +Ian Bickford ‘95, Provost; Vice President, Bard College
  • +Leon Botstein, President
  • +James Brudvig, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer, Bard College
  • Rodney Christopher ’86
  • Christopher Derhammer Hill ’86
  • Jennifer Fan ’99
  • Greg Greifeld ’05
  • Jill Rosenberg Jones
  • Daniel L. Kurtz
  • +Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, Executive Vice President, Bard College
  • Jack Sanderson
  • Scott Shenker
  • +Taun Toay, Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives, Bard College
  • Sally Unger ’73
+ ex officio


Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture
Board of Trustees

  • +Norton Batkin
  • Dr. Barry Bergdoll
  • + Leon Botstein
  • Nicolas Cattelain
  • Edward Lee Cave
  • Verónica Hernández de Chico
  • Hélène David-Weill
  • Philip D. English
  • Philip Hewat-Jaboor
  • Holly Hotchner
  • Fernanda Kellogg
  • Trudy C. Kramer
  • Arnold L. Lehman
  • Martin Levy
  • David Mann
  • Jennifer Olshin
  • Melinda Florian Papp
  • Lisa Podos
  • Ann Pyne
  • Sir Paul Ruddock
  • Jeanne Sloane
  • Gregory Soros
  • Luke Syson
  • Seran Trehan
  • Dr. Ian Wardropper
  • + Susan Weber
  • Shelby White
  • Mitchell Wolfson Jr.
  • Philip L. Yang Jr.
+ ex officio


Bard MBA in Sustainability
Advisory Board

  • Carolyn Marks Blackwood
  • Lyle Casriel
  • Andrea Soros Colombel
  • Peter Fusaro
  • Elysa Hammond
  • Dal LaMagna
  • Hunter Lovins
  • Carrie Phillips
  • Doug Semmes
  • Rick Stuckey
 

Bard Music Festival
Board of Directors

Denise S. Simon, Chair

  • Roger E. Alcaly
  • Joshua J. Aronson
  • +Leon Botstein
  • Michelle Clayman
  • David Dubin
  • Robert C. Edmonds ’68
  • Jeanne Donovan Fisher
  • +Christopher H. Gibbs
  • Carlos Gonzalez
  • Paula K. Hawkins
  • Thomas Hesse
  • Susan Petersen Kennedy
  • Barbara Kenner 
  • Gary Lachmund
  • Thomas O. Maggs
  • +Robert Martin
  • Kenneth L. Miron
  • Christina Mohr
  • James H. Ottaway Jr.
  • Felicitas S. Thorne
  • Siri von Reis
+ ex officio
 

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

Martin Eisenberg, Chairman
  • +Leon Botstein
  • Amy Cappellazzo
  • Lori Chemla
  • Marieluise Hessel, Founding Chairman
  • Maja Hoffmann
  • Audrey Irmas
  • Ruth Keating Lockwood
  • Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
  • Annabelle Selldorf
  • Melissa Schiff Soros
  • Michael Ward Stout
+ ex officio
 

Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle
Board of Directors

  • Vern Bergelin, President
  • Gary Lachmund, Vice President
  • Leslie Gershon, Secretary
  • Robert Weiss, Treasurer
  • Hal Einhorn
  • Christopher H. Gibbs
  • Susan Hinkle Lindner
  • Christopher Scholz
  • Marianne Wurlitzer

  • Jaime Laredo, Artistic Director
  • Sharon Robinson, Artistic Director
  • Joan Tower, Advisory Director
 

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Board of Governors

  • Lakshman Achuthan, Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer, 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, University Professor of International Affairs, 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
  • Virginia Meany, Secretary
  • Roland J. Augustine
  • Sandra Bakalar
  • +Leon Botstein
  • +James Brudvig
  • Gene D. Dahmen
  • Priscilla Deck
  • Robert S. Epstein
  • Garth H. Greimann
  • Harriet E. Griesinger
  • Charlotte I. Hall
  • Timothy J. Jacoby
  • Ruth M. McKay
  • Kristin A. Mortimer
  • Patricia Ostrander
  • Sue Pekock
  • Donald W. Schroeder
  • David E. Schwab II

  • Robert B. Straus
  • Jeannette H. Taylor
  • +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
  • Rebecca Gold Milikowsky
  • Denise S. Simon
  • Thurmond Smithgall
  • Martin T. Sosnoff
  • Toni Sosnoff
  • Felicitas S. Thorne
  • Andrew E. Zobler
+ ex officio