Dean of the College

Contact Us

Laurie Nash 
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 845.758.7439
Fax: 845.758.7046

Rachel Price
Assistant to the Dean
Phone: 845.758.7421

Location: Ludlow & Willink, 
2nd floor
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Administrative Staff

Rebecca ThomasDean 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. VIEW MORE >>

Jonathan Becker, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Director, Center for Civic Engagement 

<a target="_blank" href="">Jonathan Becker</a>, <i>Vice President for Academic Affairs/Director, Center for Civic Engagement </i>
Vice President for Academic Affairs Jonathan Becker works closely with the Dean of the College and with the leadership teams of the network of Bard-affiliated institutions to maintain academic standards and to develop curricular and programmatic relationships across the network.  VIEW MORE >>

Mark Halsey, Vice President for Institutional Research and Assessment

As associate dean of the college, Mark Halsey facilitates the Science Initiative and the Bard Rockefeller Science Semester and is a member of the building team for the Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Center for Science and Computation. VIEW MORE >>

Susan Merriam, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

<a target="_blank" href="">Susan Merriam</a>,<b> </b><em>Associate Dean of Academic Affairs</em>
As associate dean of academic affairs, Susan Merriam oversees aspects of academic affairs in the undergraduate college, including curricular development and teaching. VIEW MORE >>

Peter Gadsby, Associate Vice President for Enrollment/Registrar

<a target="_blank" href="">Peter Gadsby</a><b>, </b><em>Associate Vice President for Enrollment/Registrar</em>
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. VIEW MORE >>

Sue Elvin-Cooper, Faculty Grants Officer

<a target="_blank" href="">Sue Elvin-Cooper</a><b>,</b> <em>Faculty Grants Officer </em>
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. VIEW MORE >>

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. VIEW MORE >>

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. VIEW MORE >>

Special Program Directors