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Bard has been recognized as the #1 college in America for Classroom Experience by the Princeton Review, and you will not find an MS Policy program anywhere in the world in which students receive more one-on-one focus from distinguished faculty. Unlike in other graduate programs, our masters faculty do very little teaching of undergraduates, and they do not advise PhD candidates. They are fully dedicated to our Masters 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 who continue to support our alumni after they graduate.

 
Rebecca T. Barnes

Rebecca T. Barnes

Visiting Lecturer, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University

B.A. Oberlin College; M.S.E.S. in Water Resources, Indiana University, M.P.A. in Environmental Policy & Natural Resource Management, Indiana University, and Ph.D. in Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University. Research is focused on the biogeochemistry and ecology of nitrogen and carbon cycling within watersheds as well as the impact of human activities on these cycles. This work has focused on examining the impacts of a variety of global change drivers (atmospheric deposition, land use change, and warming) on these cycles across a range of ecosystems. Recent projects include: linkages between organic matter quality and nitrogen cycling in streams, the effects of warming on nitrogen cycling in the alpine, and impacts of urbanization on the lateral transport of carbon to tropical and subtropical rivers. Articles in Biogeochemistry, Environmental Science & Technology, Chemical Geology, Ecological Applications, and EOS. After teaching on a one-year appointment at Bard CEP, Dr. Barnes is now a Postdoctoral Associate at Rutgers University. Personal Website