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, 2018–19


Bard College Catalogue, 2018–19

Administration

Office of the President

  • Leon Botstein, President
  • Malia K. Du Mont ’95, Chief of Staff
  • Myra Young Armstead, Vice President for Academic Inclusive Excellence
  • Max Kenner ‘01, Vice President for Institutional Initiatives
  • Robert Martin, Vice President for Policy and Planning
  • Taun Toay ’05, Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives
  • Stephen Tremaine ‘07, Vice President for Early Colleges
  • Irene Zedlacher, Executive Director, Bard Music Festival; Managing Editor, Musical Quarterly
  • Amie McEvoy, Assistant to the President
  • AnneMarie Bemis, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Saidee Brown, Executive Assistant to the President
  • Patricia Pontecorvo, Executive Assistant to the President

Office of the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Jonathan Becker, Executive Vice President; Vice President for Academic Affairs; Director, Center for Civic Engagement
  • Mark D. Halsey, Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment
  • David Shein, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Studies
  • Rebecca Granato ’99, Associate Vice President for  Global Initiatives 
  • James P. Ketterer, Dean of International Studies; Academic Director, Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
  • Paul Marienthal, Dean for Social Action; Director, Trustee Leader Scholar Program
  • Ariana Stokas ’00, Dean of Inclusive Excellence
  • John Weinstein, Dean of Bard Early Colleges
  • Ruth Zisman, Associate Dean of Network Programs
  • Erica Kaufman, Director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking
  • Rachel Meyer ’06, Director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
  • Jennifer Murray, Director of the Institute for International Liberal Education
  • Bryan Billings, Director of Global Outreach
  • Aileen Hanel, Director of International Partnerships and Programs
  • Celia Bland, Associate Director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking
  • Tamara Stafford, International Student and Scholar Adviser
  • Elizabeth Whalen, Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer

  • James Brudvig, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Chief Financial Officer
  • Coleen Murphy Alexander ’00, Vice President for Administration
  • Kevin Parker, Associate Vice President for Finance
  • Kimberly Alexander, Director of Human Resources
  • Laura Ramsey,Controller
  • David Brangaitis, Chief Information Officer
  • Joseph Ahern, Risk Manager
  • Amy Husten, Managing Director of Montgomery Place
  • Shoshana Gray, Dean for Gender Equity; Title IX Coordinator
  • Jacob Testa, Directory of Clery Compliance; Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Bella Mazzetti ’15, Gender Equity Program Educator
  • Deanna Cochran, Special Projects Director
  • Fu-chen Chan, Codirector, Office of Special Programming and On-Site Production (BOSPOP)
  • Tricia Reed, Codirector, Office of Special Programming and On-Site Production (BOSPOP)

Office of the Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies

  • Norton Batkin, Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Janet Stetson, Director of Graduate Admission
  • Brandt Burgess, Associate Dean of Regulatory Compliance
  • Marie Balogh, Assistant to the Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies

Office of the Dean of the College

  • Deirdre d’Albertis, Dean of the College
  • Emily McLaughlin, Associate Dean of the College
  • Peter Gadsby, Registrar
  • Diane Smith, Associate Registrar
  • William Dixon, Director of the Language and Thinking Program
  • Mary C. Krembs, Director of Citizen Science
  • Thomas Keenan, Director of the Human Rights Project
  • Ann Seaton, Director of Difference and Media Project; Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Sue Elvin-Cooper, Faculty Grants Officer
  • Brandt Burgess, Faculty Science Grants Officer
  • Nicole van Zutphen, IS Functional Analyst
  • Rachel Price, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College
  • Sherry Gildersleeve, Assistant to the Dean
  • Emmett Shoemaker ’15, Program Associate
Office of Admission
  • Mackie Siebens ’12, Director of Admission
  • Frank Corliss, Director of Conservatory Admission
  • Kate Hardy, Senior Associate Director of Admission
  • Greg Armbruster, Senior Associate Director of Admission; Director, Transfer Admission
  • Bonnie Marcus ’71, Senior Associate Director of Admission; Midwest Coordinator
  • Joanna Baker, Director of Admission Information Technology
  • Angela Kozlakowski, Director of Admission Communications; Student Affairs Liaison
  • Kathy McManus, Director of Operations and Campus Tours
  • Sean Russell, Data Analyst
  • Eric Sinclair, Data Analyst
  • Shawn Moore ’11, Chief East Asia Representative
  • Lindsay Pike, New England Regional Coordinator
  • Joshua Tyler, Admission Counselor, Coordinator, Bridge Program
  • Kolrick Greathouse, Admission Counselor, West Coast
  • Michael Wood, Admission Counselor
Office of Student Affairs
  • Erin Cannan, Vice President for Student Affairs; Dean of Civic Engagement
  • Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Students
  • Mary Grace Williams, Chaplain of the College; Dean of Community Life
  • Julie Duffstein, Associate Dean of Students; Director, Student Activities and Campus Center
  • Timand Bates ’02, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Alexis Lopez, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Katherine Heupel, Assistant Dean of Studies, Upper College
  • Ken Cooper, Director of Student Safety
  • Darnell Pierce, Director of Residence Life
  • Nancy W. Smith, Director of Housing; Coordinator, Summer Facilities
  • Cicily Wilson, Assistant Director for Residential Education

Office of Student Activities

  • Julie Duffstein, Associate Dean of Students; Director, Student Activities and Campus Center
  • Dominique Waldron, Associate Director of Student Activities
  • Kristin Betts, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Space Management
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Access and Equity Programs (formerly Bard Educational Opportunity Programs)

  • Claudette Aldebot, Director
  • Kim Sargeant ’14, Assistant Director
Athletics and Recreation
  • Kristen Hall, Director
  • Jim Sheahan, Director of Athletics Communications and Marketing
  • Bill Kelly, Director of Athletic Recruiting
  • Jamie Hooper, Athletics Business Manager
Buildings and Grounds
  • Randy Clum, Director
  • Audrey Smith, Business Manager
  • Ryan Potter, Grounds Manager

Career Development

  • Elisabeth Giglio, Director
  • Maureen Aurigemma, Career Adviser

Center for Civic Engagement

  • Jonathan Becker, Director
  • Bonnie Goad, Associate Director
  • Erin Cannan, Dean of Civic Engagement
  • Paul Marienthal, Dean for Social Action; Director, Trustee Leader Scholar Program
  • Camilia Jones, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement
  • Brian Mateo, Assistant Dean of Civic Engagement; Special Assistant for Admission and Early College Outreach
  • Dariel Vasquez, Director of Brothers at Bard
  • Marina Donahue, Director of Finance and Grants Manager
  • Lisa Whalen, Executive Assistant to the Director
  • Breanna Beaumont, AQB Program Assistant
  • Tatiana Orlova, Eurasian Program Assistant
  • Sarah DeVeer ’17, Intern/Volunteer Manager; Science Outreach Coordinator

Center for Student Life and Advising

  • David Shein, Dean of Studies
  • Bethany Nohlgren, Dean of Students
  • Dorothy Albertini, Assistant Dean of Studies
  • Katherine Heupel, Assistant Dean of Studies
  • Jennifer Triplett, Assistant Dean of Studies; Director of Academic Advising
  • Manishkamala Kalupahana ’07, International Student Adviser
  • Timand Bates ’02, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Alexis Lopez, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Carol Werner, Office Manager

Chaplaincy

  • Mary Grace Williams, Chaplain of the College
  • Rabbi David Nelson, Jewish Chaplain
  • Joris Lemmens, Buddhist Chaplain
Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Jane Brien ’89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Sasha Boak-Kelly, Director of Development
  • Robert Laity, Stewardship and Development Services Manager, Bard College Fund
  • Karen Unger, Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Support
  • Lindsay Davis Carr ’06, Assistant Director of Development, Parent Programs
  • Catherine Susser Luigi, Development Officer
  • Elizabeth Bettigole, Gift Recorder
  • Mary Strieder, Executive Assistant to the Vice President

Environmental Services

  • Michael Bemis, Director
  • Brian Kiel, Manager
  • Julie K. Myers, Supervisor
Financial Aid/Student Accounts
  • Denise Ann Ackerman, Director
  • Gwen Menshenfriend, Bursar

Health and Counseling

  • Barbara Jean Briskey, Director, Health Services
  • Tamara Telberg, Director, Counseling Services
  • Rebecca Nidorf, Director, BRAVE
  • Annia Reyes, Director of Health and Wellness Education

Human Resources

  • Kimberly Alexander, Director
  • Janet Algiere, Assistant Director
  • Debra Delanoy, Assistant Director; Benefits Manager
  • Betty Rodriguez, Recruitment and On-Boarding Specialist

Information Services

  • David Brangaitis, Chief Information Officer
  • Michael Tompkins, Director of Management Information Systems

Learning Commons

  • Jim Keller, Director
  • Jane Smith, Assistant Director

Libraries

  • Betsy Cawley, Interim Director; Instruction, Reference, and Technology Librarian
  • Susan Decker-Herman, Acquisitions Librarian
  • Kate Laing, Collections Management Librarian
  • Jeremiah Hall, Digital Technologies Development Librarian
  • Alexa Murphy, Interlibrary Resource Sharing Librarian
  • Helene Tieger ’85, College Archivist
  • Amy Herman, Visual Resources Curator

Publications

  • Mary Smith, Director
  • Diane Rosasco, Production Manager
  • Cynthia Werthamer, Editorial Director

Public Relations

  • Mark Primoff, Associate Vice President of Communications
  • Eleanor Davis, Director
  • Darren O’Sullivan, Senior Associate

Safety and Security

  • John Gomez, Director
  • Don Lown, Associate Director

Sustainability

  • Laurie Husted, Sustainability Manager
  • Dan Smith, Energy Efficiency Coordinator
  • Katrina Light, Director of Food Sustainability
 

The Bard College Conservatory of Music

  • Robert Martin, Director
  • Frank Corliss, Associate Director; Director, Conservatory Admission; Director, Postgraduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship
  • Eileen Brickner, Dean of Students
  • Ann Gabler, Concert Office Coordinator
  • Patricia Reed, Communication and Special Projects Coordinator
  • Lisa Hedges, Production Coordinator
  • Kristin Roca, Graduate Programs Coordinator
  • Ryan Kamm, Codirector of Preparatory Division
  • Susanne Son, Codirector of Preparatory Division

Graduate Conducting Program

  • James Bagwell, Director, Choral
  • Harold Farberman, Director, Orchestral

Graduate Vocal Arts Program

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

Graduate Programs


Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  • Eban Goodstein, Director
  • Caroline Ramaley, Assistant Director
  • Katie Boyle BCEP ’07, Director of Enrollment and Marketing
  • Josephine French, Program Administrator and Assistant to the Director
  • Caitlin O’Donnell, Graduate Admissions Counselor

Bard College Conservatory of Music

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

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

  • Susan Weber, Director and Founder
  • Tim Ettenheim, Chief Operating Officer
  • Peter N. Miller, Dean; Chair, Academic Programs
  • Eric Edler, Registrar
  • Rita Niyazova, Director of Finance
  • Keith Condon, Director of Admissions and Student Affairs
  • Grace Johnstone, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Nina Stritzler-Levine, Gallery Director

Bard MBA in Sustainability

  • Eban Goodstein, Director 
  • Caroline Ramaley, Assistant Director
  • Katie Boyle BCEP ’07, Director for Enrollment and Marketing
  • Caitlin O’Donnell, Graduate Admissions Counselor

Center for Curatorial Studies

  • Tom Eccles, Executive Director
  • Lauren Cornell, Director of Graduate Program and Chief Curator, Hessel Museum of Art
  • Tracy Pollock, Director of Administration and Development
  • Ann E. Butler, Director of Library and Archives
  • Marcia Acita, Director of Exhibitions and Operations
  • Ramona Rosenberg, Director of External Affairs
  • Amy Linker, Registrar

International Center of Photography–Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies

  • Nayland Blake ’82, Chair

Levy Economics Institute Graduate Programs in Economic Theory and Policy

  • Jan Kregel, Director 
  • Kathleen Mullaly, Program Coordinator
  • Martha Tepepa, Graduate Recruiter

Master of Arts in Teaching Program

  • Derek Furr, Director, Annandale Program
  • Stephen Mucher, Director, California Program
  • Cecilia Maple ’01, Assistant Director for Admission and Student Affairs

Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts

  • Arthur Gibbons, Director
  • Lawre Stone MFA ’89, Managing Director
  • Paige Mead ’09, Program Coordinator

The Orchestra Now

  • Lynne Meloccaro, Executive Director
  • Leon Botstein, Music Director
  • James Bagwell, Academic Director; Associate Conductor
  • Nicole M. de Jesús, Director of Development
  • Brian J. Heck, Director of Marketing


Affiliated Programs and Institutes

Bard College Berlin: A Liberal Arts University

  • Florian Becker, Managing Director
  • Catherine Toal, Dean of the College
  • Kerry Bystrom, Associate Dean of the College

Bard College at Simons Rock: The Early College

  • Ian Bickford, Provost; Vice President, Bard College
  • M. Leslie Davidson, Dean of the College
  • Patricia Sharpe, Dean of Academic Affairs
  • Sue Lyon, Dean of Students
  • Cindi Jacobs, Director of Admission
  • Philip Morrison, Director of Finance and Administration
  • Kimberly Rock, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Heidi Roots, Registrar

Bard Early Colleges

  • Stephen Tremaine ’07, Vice President for Early Colleges
  • Clara Haskell Botstein, Associate Vice President for Early Colleges
  • John B. Weinstein, Dean of Early Colleges
  • Darien E. Nolin, Finance Manager
  • Vanessa Anderson, Academic Director of Bard Early College at the Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy
  • Lea Dotson, Principal of BHSEC Cleveland East
  • Francesca Gamber, Principal of BHSEC Baltimore
  • Michael Lerner, Principal of BHSEC Manhattan
  • Michael Sadowski, Director of Bard Early College Hudson
  • Carla R. Stephens, Principal of BHSEC Newark
  • Valeri Thomson ’85, Principal of BHSEC Queens
  • Dumaine Williams ’03, Principal of BHSEC Cleveland; Provost, Cleveland East
  • Nicole Young, Executive Director of Bard Early College in New Orleans
Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program
  • Rachel Meyer ’06, Director
  • James P. Ketterer, Academic Director
  • Brian Mateo, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Julia Tinneny ’18, Student Affairs Coordinator

Bard Prison Initiative

  • Max Kenner ’01, Executive Director
  • Daniel Karpowitz, Director of Policy and Academics
  • Megan Callaghan, Director of College Operations
  • Laura Liebman, Director of Development
  • Jed B. Tucker, Director of Reentry and Alumni Affairs
  • Mary Anne Myers, Program Director, Bard Microcollege Holyoke

Center for Moving Image Arts

  • Richard Suchenski, Director

Clemente Course in the Humanities

  • Marina van Zuylen, Director

Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities

  • Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director
  • Thomas WIld, Research Director
  • Tina Stanton, Operations Director
  • Samantha Rose Hill, Assistant Director
  • Daniel Fiege, Media Coordinator

Institute for International Liberal Education

  • Susan H. Gillespie, Founding Director
  • Jennifer Murray, Director

Institute for Writing and Thinking

  • Erica Kaufman, Director
  • Celia Bland, Associate Director  
  • Michelle Hoffman, Assistant Director

Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

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

Research Staff

  • Rania Antonopoulos, Senior Scholar
  • John F. Henry, Senior Scholar
  • Tamar Khitarishvili, Research Scholar
  • Kijong Kim, Research Scholar
  • Thomas Masterson, Research Scholar and Director of Applied Micromodeling
  • Michalis Nikiforos, Research Scholar
  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou, President
  • Joel Perlmann, Senior Scholar
  • Fernando Rios-Avila, Research Scholar
  • Taun Toay ’05, Research Analyst
  • L. Randall Wray, Senior Scholar
  • Ajit Zacharias, Senior Scholar

Longy School of Music of Bard College

  • Karen Zorn, President
  • Ann Welch, Chief Operating Officer
  • John Galvin, Chief Financial Officer
  • Wayman Chin, Dean of the Conservatory
  • Sue Pekock, Director of Development


The Bard Center

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

Bard Music Festival

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

Conjunctions

  • Bradford Morrow, Editor
  • Nicole Nyhan ’10, Managing Editor

Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series

  • Sven Anderson, Mark D. Halsey, and Felicia Keesing, Directors

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

  • Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
  • Bob Bursey, Executive Director
  • Gideon Lester, Artistic Director for Theater and Dance
  • Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer
  • Jeannie Schneider, Business Manager
  • Richard Reiser, Technical Director
  • Mark Primoff, Associate Vice President of Communications
  • Eleanor Davis, Director of Public Relations
  • Mary Smith, Director of Publications
  • Kieley Michasiow-Levy, Individual Giving Manager
  • Vincent Roca, Production Manager
  • David Steffen, Audience and Member Services Director
  • Maia Kaufman, Audience and Member Services Manager
  • Brittany Brouker, Marketing Associate
  • Nicholas Reilingh, Database and Systems Manager
  • Sarah Jick, Assistant Production Manager
  • Stephen Dean, Production Coordinator, Concerts and Lectures
  • Mark Crittenden, Facilities Manager
  • Ray Stegner, Building Operations Manager