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

Bard College Faculty

For complete biographies see bard.edu/academics/faculty

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 Broad-casting Authority (2003– ). Guest conductor, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Düsseldorf Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Madrid Opera, New York City Opera, ORF Orchestra (Vienna), Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Romanian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic, among others. Artistic codirector, Bard Music Festival (1990– ). Artistic director, Grafenegg Campus and Academy, Austria, beginning 2018. 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). Board chair, Central European University; board member, Open Society Institute and the American Academy in Berlin. Honors include membership in the American Philosophical Society, Carnegie Corporation Academic Leadership Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts, 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, Bruckner Society Medal of Honor, 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 (on leave, serving as Minister of Economy and Development, Government of Greece); President of the Levy Economics Institute
B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Ph.D., New School for Social Research. Leader, Levy Institute Macro-Modeling Team. 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 14 books; has contributed chapters to 10 volumes edited by others; 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 NPR and Bloomberg Radio. (1977– ) Jerome Levy Professor of Economics.

James Brudvig  Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer
M.B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., philosophy, University of Iowa. (1991– )

Jonathan Becker Vice President for Academic Affairs; 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 (1999; new edition, 2002).  (2001– ) Associate Professor of Political Studies.

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. Author of Photography and Philosophy and articles in Seeing Wittgenstein Anew: New Essays on Aspect-Seeing, The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Philosophical Topics, Common Knowledge, Midwest Studies in Philosophy, and The Journal of Aesthetic Education. (1991– ) Associate Professor of Philosophy and Art History.

S. Rebecca Thomas Dean of the College
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Stanford University. Grants and awards: IBM, National Science Foundation, Stanford University, AT&T Bell Laboratories. Recent papers include “WordNet-Based Lexical Simplification of a Document” (KONVENS, 2012); early papers include “Becoming a Computer Scientist: A Report by the ACM Subcommittee on the Status of Women in Computing Science” (Communications of the ACM, 33:11, 1990; reprinted in 1992, 1997, and 2002 in other print and online publications). (2000– ) Associate Professor of Computer Science.

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

Jules Albertini  sci
B.S., SUNY Cortland; M.A., SUNY Binghamton. (1986– ) Visiting Professor of Mathematics.

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

Erika Allen arts
B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M., piano performance, New England Conser­vatory; M.M., collaborative piano, The Juilliard School; Collaborative Piano Fellow, Bard College Conser­vatory of Music. (2014– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

Matthew Amos lang/lit
B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., New York University. (2014– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of French.

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; Director of Undergraduate Research, Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing.

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– ) Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor of Historical Studies.

Ephraim Asili arts
B.A., Temple University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts.

Souleymane Badolo  arts
M.F.A., Bennington College. Dancer, choreographer, and founder of the Burkina Faso–based dance troupe Kongo Ba Téria. (2017– ) Artist in Residence.

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; Academic Director, The Orchestra Now.

Franco Baldasso lang/lit
Laurea in Lettere Moderne, Università degli Studi di Bologna; M.A., Ph.D., New York University. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Italian.

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

Elizabeth Barringer 
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. (2017–18) Klemens von Klemperer Hannah Arendt Center Teaching Fellow.

Thomas Bartscherer  sst
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2008– ) Peter Sourian Senior Lecturer in the Humanities

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 for Academic Affairs; Director, Center for 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– ) AssociateProfessor 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– ) 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– )  Associate Professor of Political Studies and Human Rights; Academic Director, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Daniel Berthold sst
B.A., M.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., Yale University. (1984– ) Professor of Philosophy.

Susan Blake  sst
B.A., Bryn Mawr College; M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Indiana University. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

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.

Justin Vivian Bond arts
B.F.A., Adelphi University; M.A., Central Saint Martins College, London. (2016– ) Visiting Artist in Residence.

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.

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

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

James Brudvig
Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. See beginning of this section.

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.

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.

Thomas Cain sci
B.A., DePaul University; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.

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 Cheta sst
B.A., magna cum laude, American University in Cairo; A.M., University of Chicago; Ph.D. 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; 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; 2016– ) Assistant Professor of Classics.

Lindsay Walker Clark  arts
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase; M.F.A., Hollins University/American Dance Festival; candidate, teacher certification in Alexander Technique. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance.

Adriane Colburn arts
B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A., Stanford University. (2014–17) Artist in Residence.

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.

Cathy D. Collins  sci
B.A., Pitzer College; M.S., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Kansas; postdoctoral research, Washington University. (2010–11; 2016– ) Assistant Professor of Biology.

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

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. (2009– ) Term Associate Professor of Dance.

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

John Cullinan  sci
B.A., Bates College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2006– )  Associate 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; Associate Dean of the College.

Mark Danner sst
B.A., cum laude, Harvard College. Journalist. (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., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2001– ) Assistant Professor of Art History.

Adhaar Noor Desai  lang/lit
B.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2014–15) Assistant Professor of Literature.

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

Liza Dickinson  arts
B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A., A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training, Harvard University; additional studies at the British American Drama Academy. (2017– ) Visiting Artist in Residence.

Michèle D. Dominy sst
A.B. (honors), Bryn Mawr College; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2001–15) Dean of the College. (1981– ) Professor of Anthropology and Environmental and Urban Studies.

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.

Holger Droessler  sst
M.A., Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of History.

M. Elias Dueker sst
B.A., Rhodes College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies.

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

Kevin T. Duong sst
B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2016– )  Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Galit Eilat  
Amsterdam-based curator, writer, and founding director of the Israeli Center for Digital Art. (2017–18) Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism.

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 Human Rights and Global Public Health.

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.

Nuruddin Farah lang/lit
Somali novelist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter. Educated at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
(2010–11, 2013–16) Distinguished Professor of Literature.

Gergely Fazekas
Ph.D., Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music; also studied at Erasmus College, Budapest, and Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique, Paris. (2017–18) Fulbright Scholar in Residence.

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

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

Jack Ferver  arts
Trained at Martha Graham Center of Contem­porary Dance; Prague Center for Continuing Education. (2013– ) Visiting Artist in Theater and Performance.

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

Daphne Fitzpatrick arts
Attended the School of Visual Arts, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (2015– ) Artist in Residence.

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.

Laura R. Ford sst
B.A., Pacific Union College; J.D., Tulane University Law School; M.P.A., Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; LL.M., University of Washington School of Law; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2016–17) Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Justin T. Foy  sci
B.S., Saint Michael’s College; Ph.D., Dartmouth College. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

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.

Neil Gaiman arts, lang/lit
Bestselling author of fiction, poetry, graphic novels, comics, journalism, biography, screenplays, song lyrics, and drama; and recipient of the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, among other honors. (2014– ) Professor in the Arts.

Rivka Galchen lang/lit
B.A., Princeton University; M.D., Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; M.F.A., Columbia University. (2017– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Written 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.

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

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 of 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– ) Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

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

Beka Goedde arts
B.A., Columbia University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College. (2015– ) Artist in Residence.

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

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

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 and American Studies.

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.

Hal Haggard sci
B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Physics.

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

Jeremiah Hall
B.A., Bard College; M.A., The New School; M.S., SUNY Buffalo. (2013– ) Visiting Instructor in Practice; Digital Technologies Development Librarian.

Mark D. Halsey sci
B.A., Hobart College; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College. (1989– ) Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment; Associate Professor of Mathematics.

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

Lynn Hawley arts
B.A., Middlebury College; M.F.A., New York University; certificate of training, Moscow Art Theatre. (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.

Paul Hembree  arts
B.M., University of Oregon; M.M., University of Colorado at Boulder; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

Samantha Hill
B.A., Albion College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. (2015– ) Acting Assistant Director, Hannah Arendt Center; Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Studies.

Michelle Hoffman 
B.Sc., Concordia University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, American University of Central Asia. (2015– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities.

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

Justin C. Hulbert sci
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Cambridge. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Thomas Hutcheon  sci
B.A., Bates College; M.S., Ph.D. candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology. (2014– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Michael Ives lang/lit
B.A., University of Rochester. (2003– ) Poet in Residence.

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

Collin Jennings
B.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., New York University. (2015– ) Mellon Postdoctoral ­Fellow in Experimental Humanities.

Brooke Jude  sci
B.A., Colby College; Ph.D., Dartmouth College. (2009– ) Associate Professor of Biology.

Jeffrey Jurgens  sst
B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Fellow for Anthropology and Social Theory, Bard Prison Initiative.

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.

Jason Kavett  lang/lit
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies.

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.

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.

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– ) Dean of International Studies; Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.

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

Arseny Khakhalin  sci
M.S., Moscow State University; Ph.D., Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences; postdoctoral ­fellow, Brown University. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Biology.

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

Alex Kitnick arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University. (2013– ) Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts.

Peter Klein  sst
B.A., Drew University; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Sociology and Environmental and Urban Studies.

Verlyn Klinkenborg lang/lit
B.A., Pomona College; Ph.D., Princeton University. (2004– ) Visiting Professor of Literature.

Antonios Kontos  sci
Diploma in Physics, National Technical University of Athens; M.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. (2017– ) Assistant Professor of Physics.

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

Lisa Krueger-Chandler  arts
A.B., University of California, Berkeley; graduate studies in film theory, École des Hautes Études, Paris. Also studied at the Paris Film Program. Screenwriter and director. (2016– ) Visiting Artist in Residence.

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.

Christopher N. LaFratta sci
B.S., University of Massachusetts; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (2010– ) Associate 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;  Distinguished Fellow, Bard Prison Initiative.

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

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.

Gideon Lester  arts
B.A., University of Oxford; Diploma in dramaturgy, Harvard University. (2012– ) Professor of Theater and Performance; Artistic Director for Theater and Dance, Fisher Center.

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.

Rana Saadi Liebert  lang/lit
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics.

Wah Guan Lim lang/lit
B.A., University of New South Wales; M.St., University of Oxford; M.A., Princeton University; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell University. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Chinese.

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

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

Peter L’Official lang/lit
B.A., Williams College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., Harvard University. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Literature.

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.

Tara Lorenzen  arts
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase. Dancer with Trisha Brown Dance Company, in residence at Bard.

Joshua Lubin-Levy  arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D. candidate, New York University; Critical Studies Fellow, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. (2017– ) Visiting Instructor in Theater and Performance.

Anya Luscombe  
B.A., University of Durham; Ph.D., Utrecht University; additional postgraduate studies at Darlington College of Technology and Open University. (2017– ) Fulbright Scholar in Residence.

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

Matthew Lynch  sst 
B.A., Marlboro College; M.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D. candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. (2017– ) Visiting Instructor in Religion

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

Artemy Magun  sst 
Ph.D., philosophy, University of Michigan; Ph.D., political studies, University of Strasbourg. (2017– ) Visiting Professor of Political Studies. 

Tanya Marcuse arts
A.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock; B.A., Oberlin College; M.F.A., Yale University School of Art. (2012, 2014– ). Artist in Residence.

Michael E. Martell  sst
B.A., University of Oregon; M.A., Ph.D., American University. (2016– ) Assistant Professor of Economics.

Dawn Lundy Martin  lang/lit
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst.
(visiting spring 2018) Distinguished Writer in Residence. 

Robert Martin  arts, sst
Director, Bard College Conservatory of Music; Professor of Philosophy and Music. See Bard College Conservatory of Music faculty listing.

Wyatt Mason
Studied literature at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and University of Paris. (2010– ) Writer in Residence; Senior Fellow, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities​.

Robert W. McGrail  sci
B.A., Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Wesleyan University. (1999– ) Associate 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.

Dave McKenzie  arts
B.F.A., University of the Arts; also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. (2015– ) Artist in Residence.

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

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

Nesrin Ersoy McMeekin
B.A., M.A., Bilkent University, Ankara. (2014– ) Visiting Instructor in the Humanities.

Sean McMeekin  sst
A.B., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2014– ) Professor of Historical and Political Studies.

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.

Stefan M. Mendez-Diez  sci
B.A., physics, B.S., mathematics, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Maryland. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

Dinaw Mengestu  lang/lit
B.A., Georgetown University; M.F.A., Columbia University. (2016– ) Professor of Written Arts.

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 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.

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

Gregory Duff Morton  sst
B.A., Yale University; A.M., M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago. (2017– ) Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

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.

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.

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 Associate Professor of Religion.

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

Kerri-Ann Norton  sci
B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., M.F.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. (1995– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science. 

Isabelle O’Connell  arts
B.A., Royal Irish Academy of Music; M.M., Manhattan School of Music. Pianist. (2014– ) Visiting Instructor in Music.

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

Cori Olinghouse  arts
B.A., Bennington College. Archive Creative Director, Trisha Brown Dance Company, in residence at Bard.

Joseph O’Neill  lang/lit
J.B., Girton College, University of Cambridge. (2011– ) Visiting Distinguished Professor of Written Arts.

Dael Orlandersmith  arts
Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award–winning actress, poet, and playwright. (2017– ) Visiting Artist 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, 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– ) Distinguished 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.

Gabriel G. Perron sci
B.Sc., M.Sc., McGill University; Ph.D., University of Oxford; Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics, University of Ottawa. (2015– ) Assistant Professor of Biology.

Judy Pfaff  arts
B.F.A., Washington University, St. Louis; M.F.A., Yale School of Art. (1989, 1991, 1994– ) Richard B. Fisher Professor in the Arts.

Emily C. Pollina  sci
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.S., Stanford University; Ph.D., Cornell University. (2015– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.

Natalie Prizel  lang/lit
B.A., University of Maryland, College Park; Ph.D., Yale University. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature.

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.

Karen T. Raizen  lang/lit
B.A., B.M., Rice University; M.M., Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian.

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

Raman Ramakrishnan  arts
B.A., Harvard University; M.M., The Juilliard School. (2015– ) Artist in Residence; faculty, Bard College Conservatory of Music.

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

Lena Retamoso  lang/lit 
B.A., Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; M.A., City College of New York; Ph.D., Graduate Center, City University of New York. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.

Felipe Rezende  sst
B.A., Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri–Kansas City. (2017– ) Associate Professor of Economics.

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 Historical and Latin American and Iberian Studies.

Javier Rodríguez Fernández  lang/lit
B.A., Universidad de Sevilla; Ph.D., Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., New York University. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish.

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.

Gretta Tritch Roman  
B.Arch., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. (2015– ) Digital Projects Coordinator for Experimental Humanities​.

James Romm  lang/lit
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., Princeton University. (1990–96, 2000–) 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.

Richard Rowley  arts
Award-winning cinematographer and documentary filmmaker. (2016– ) Visiting Artist in Residence.

Margie Ruddick  
B.A., Bowdoin College; M.L.A., Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. (2018– ) Designer in Residence

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.

Matt Sargent  arts
B.A., St. Mary’s College of Maryland; M.M., Hartt School, University of Hartford; Ph.D. candidate, SUNY Buffalo. (2014– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Music.

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

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

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

Shai Secunda  sst
B.T.L., Ner Israel Rabbinical College; M.L.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., Ph.D., Bernard Revel Graduate School, Yeshiva University; additional studies at Hebrew University, Harvard University. (2016– ) Jacob Neusner Professor in the History and Theology of Judaism.

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

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.

Steven Simon  sci
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., New York University. (2016– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics.

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– ) Writer in Residence.

Robyn L. Smyth  sst
B.S., Cornell University; M.S., University of Vermont; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental and Urban Studies; faculty, Bard Center for Environmental Policy.

Maria Sonevytsky  arts
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Music.

Jacqueline Soohen  arts
B.A., Harvard University. Documentary producer, cinematographer. (2016– )Visiting Artist in Residence.

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.

Oli Stephano  sst
B.A., Vassar College; M.A., The New School; Ph.D., SUNY Stony Brook. (2017– ) Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Stuart Stritzler-Levine sci
B.A., New York University; M.A., New School University; Ph.D., SUNY Albany. Dean of the College (1980–2001); Dean of Studies, Bard High School Early College (2003–09). (1964– ) Professor of Psychology.

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– ) Associate Professor of Film and Electronic Arts;  Director, Center for Moving Image 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.

Yuka Suzuki  sst
B.A., Cornell University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (2003– ) Associate 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 Music.

David Szlasa  arts
B.F.A., New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; M.A., NYU, Gallatin School of Interdisciplinary Studies. (2017– ) Visiting Artist in Residence.

Pavlina R. Tcherneva  sst
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City.  (2006–2008; 2012– ) Associate 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.

Tehseen Thaver sst
B.B.A., McGill University; M.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Religion.

S. Rebecca Thomas  sci
S.B., electrical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., computer science, Stanford University. (2000– ) Dean of the College; 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.

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

Olga Touloumi  arts
B.Arch., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; additional studies at Universitá degli Studi di Firenze. (2014– ) Assistant Professor of Art History.

Joan Tower  arts
B.A., Bennington College; M.A., D.M.A., Columbia University. Composer. (1972– ) Asher B. Edelman Professor in the Arts; faculty, The Bard College Conservatory of Music.

Dominique Townsend  sst
B.A., Barnard College; M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School; M. Phil, Ph.D., Columbia University. (2016– ) Assistant Professor of Religion.

Éric 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 First-Year Seminar; Buddhist chaplain.

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

Jean Wagner arts
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Smith College. (2000– ) Artist in Residence.

Robert Weston  
B.A., University of Florida; M.A., M.Phil., Columbia University.  (2010–12). (2005– ) Continuing Assistant Professor of Humanities.

Thomas Wild  lang/lit
M.A., Free University of Berlin; Ph.D., University of Munich. Also studied at University of Rome, La Sapienza. (2012– ) Associate 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.

Japheth Wood  sci
B.A., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. (2015– ) Visiting Associate Professor of Mathematics.

L. Randall Wray sst
B.A., University of the Pacific; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University. (2015– ) Professor of Economics; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute.

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– ) Term Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Studies; faculty adviser, Bard Debate Union.