Student-Focused Faculty

Bard has been recognized as the #1 college in America for Classroom Experience by the Princeton Review, and you will not find an M.S. Policy program anywhere in the world in which students receive more one-on-one focus from distinguished faculty. Unlike in other graduate programs, our master's degree faculty do very little teaching of undergraduates, and they do not advise PhD candidates. They are fully dedicated to our students. Bard's class size is small, with a typical entering cohort of between 15 and 20. Our faculty are passionate teachers, active researchers and practitioners, and active mentors, who work closely with students while they are at Bard and continue to support our alumni after they graduate.

 
Sandra Penny

Sandra Penny

Visiting Faculty
Bard Center for Environmental Policy

B.S. in Physics, Mathematics, University of Oregon, 2006. Ph.D. in in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, 2013. Teaches Climate Science at Bard CEP. Research interests include midlatitude atmospheric dynamics and general circulation, atmospheric storm tracks and jet streams, climate dynamics and climate change, geophysical fluid dynamics, science education and communication, and water isotopes in the climate system. Published in both American Meteorological Society (AMS) and American Geophysical Union (AGU) journals. Member of and reviewer for the AMS and AGU.