About Us

The Dean of Studies Office includes: the dean of studies, the director of academic advising, the directors and staff of the Learning Commons (formerly the Academic Resources Center), and the associate and assistant deans of student affairs. We work closely with the dean of campus life, the Residence Life Office, the Opportunity Program office, and faculty advisers.

David Shein, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Studies

David Shein is the college's dean for student academic affairs.  He supports students in their academic work and in designing their programs of study, supports faculty in academic advising and the exercise of academic policies, and works especially closely with seniors who are struggling with the demands of the final year of study. 
As chair of the College's Scholarships and Fellowships Committee, David recruits and works with students who are interested in applying for nationally and internationally competitive undergraduate and post-graduate opportunities, such as the Watson Fellowship, the Luce Scholarship, and the Rhodes, Mitchell, and Marshall Scholarships. David also teaches in the philosophy program.

E-mail: shein@bard.edu
Phone: 845.758.7045
Office: Grey Stone Cottage
 

Jennifer Triplett, Director of Academic Advising

Jennifer Triplett is the class adviser for the class of 2019 and transfer students entering fall 2016. In partnership with the faculty adviser, Jennifer provides supplemental advising to students who are in need of additional academic support, are seeking to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies, or want help with the registration process. She meets regularly with students who are unsure about their program of study or who require assistance changing their advisers. Jennifer also coordinates the faculty academic advising system and maintains the online guide to the undergraduate curriculum. 

E-mail: triplett@bard.edu
Phone: 845.758.7365
Office: Sottery Hall, Room 109
 

Dorothy Albertini '02, Associate Director of Academic Advising

Dorothy Albertini is the class adviser for the class of 2020. In partnership with the faculty adviser, Dorothy provides supplemental advising to students who are in need of additional academic support, are seeking to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies, or want help with the registration process. She also teaches Essay and Revision in the Bard Learning Commons.

In additon, students at all levels should contact her if they are seeking to earn credit for an independent study, requesting permission to study abroad  or to study at another institution during the fall or spring term, interested in pursuing a Joint Major or a major in Multi Disciplinary Studies, requesting transcript recognition for an internship, or seeking an exemption from the curricular requirements of the College.

E-mail: albertini@bard.edu 
Phone: 845.758.7436
Location: Sottery Hall, Room 110
 

Manishka Kalupahana, International Student Adviser

Manishka Kalupahana processes all F-1 Visas and related paperwork for international students entering or leaving the US. She meets individually and in groups with students who have questions about US culture, or academic and social expectations, and helps facilitate multicultural events on campus, trips to local attractions, and other ways to connect with local area families to experience American culture beyond campus. 

E-mail: kalupaha@bard.edu
Phone: 845.758.7185
Location: Sottery Hall, Room 104
 

Kaet Heupel, Associate Adviser

Kaet Heupel offers supplemental advising for students who are uncertain about their academic focus or have questions about how to improve their academic skills and time-management strategies. 

E-mail: kheupel@bard.edu
Location: Sottery Hall

Campus Partner: Bard Learning Commons

Campus Partners: Career Development Office (CDO)