About Us

Administrative Staff

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas
Dean of the College
As chief academic officer, Dean Rebecca Thomas works with the president and the faculty to advance the central academic purpose of Bard College. Expand for Rebecca Thomas Expand

Contact Us:

General office inquiries: doc@bard.edu 

Location: Ludlow & Willink, 2nd floor
Office Hours: 8:30am - 5pm
Monday through Friday

Rachel A. Price 
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 845.758.7421
Fax: 845.758.7046
E-mail: rprice@bard.edu 

Sherry Gildersleeve 
Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 845.758.7439
Fax: 845.758.7046
E-mail: gildersl@bard.edu


Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker
Vice President for Academic Affairs/Director, Center for Civic Engagement
Jonathan Becker oversees academic components of Bard’s study-away programs. Expand for Jonathan Becker Expand

Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey
Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment
As Vice President for Institutional Research, Mark Halsey supports institutional strategic planning with reporting, research, and analysis. Expand for Mark Halsey Expand

Deirdre d'Albertis

Deirdre d'Albertis
Associate Dean of the College
As associate dean of the college, Deirdre d'Albertis works closely with new faculty as they join Bard's academic community, focusing on professional development and pedagogical training in her role as co-director of the Center for Faculty and Curricular Development. Expand for Deirdre d'Albertis More about Deirdre

Peter Gadsby

Peter Gadsby
Associate Vice President for Enrollment/Registrar
As associate vice president for enrollment, registrar Gadsby is responsible for institutional analysis and assessment and focuses on the quality of the student academic experience, broadly conceived. Expand for Peter Gadsby Expand

Sue Elvin-Cooper

Sue Elvin-Cooper
Faculty Grants Officer
Faculty Grants Officer Sue Elvin-Cooper provides a comprehensive advisory and consultative service for undergraduate faculty in their quest for grants to support individual projects as varied as curricular innovations, academic research, specialist conferences and workshops, public programs, and other professional work. Expand for Sue Elvin-Cooper Expand

Amy Savage 

Amy Savage 
Associate Dean for Educational Assessment 

As associate dean for educational assessment, Amy Savage partners closely with the dean of the college and the vice president for institutional research on matters related to the overall effectiveness of the college’s academic mission. 

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Philip Pardi

Philip Pardi
Director of College Writing and faculty associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking
As Director of College Writing and faculty associate of the Institute for Writing and Thinking, Philip Pardi focuses on matters related to the teaching of writing at the College. Expand for Philip Pardi Expand

Stephanie Kufner

Stephanie Kufner
Academic Director of the Bard Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures
As Academic Director of the Bard Center for Foreign Languages and Cultures, Stephanie Kufner offers a wide range of tools for foreign language learning and teaching. Working closely with the foreign language faculty, she oversees and trains international student-staff in facilitating new technologies and developing new approaches to teaching language. Expand for Stephanie Kufner Expand

Special Program Directors

*Deirdre d'Albertis & Philip Pardi, Codirectors of the Center for Faculty and Curricular Development
*Mary Krembs, Director of Citizen Science
*Marina van Zuylen, Director of the Clemente Course in the Humanities
*Richard Aldous & Karen Sullivan, Codirectors of First-Year Seminar
*Roger Berkowitz, Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Ethical and Political Thinking
*Jeff Katz, Executive Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Ethical and Political Thinking
*Thomas Keenan, Director of the Human Rights Project
*Stephen Tremaine '07, Vice President for Early College Policies and Programs
*William Dixon, Director of the Language and Thinking Program
*Max Kenner, Director of the Bard Prison Initiative
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Contact Information

Phone: 845.758.7421
E-mail: doc@bard.edu
Ludlow & Willink, 2nd Floor
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday

Academic Calendar

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Faculty Meeting Schedule

Spring 2018
Wednesday, January 31: First Meeting
Wednesday, March 14
Wednesday, April 18: Faculty-led
Wednesday, May 23: Final Meeting