Dean of Student Affairs


Photo by Pete Mauney '93, MFA '00

Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454

Our Staff

To schedule an appointment with one of the Deans, please call the Center for Student Life & Advising at (845)-758-7454. Students with general inquiries are also welcome to contact us via e-mail at Our office, located in Sottery Hall, is open between 9am and 5pm during the week. In the event of an emergency, please call Safety and Security at (845)-758-7777 immediately.

Bethany Nohlgren
Dean of Students

Bethany Nohlgren oversees the Dean of Student Affairs Office, including the First-Year and Sophomore Deans, Student Activities, Residence Life, Health Services, Counseling Services, BRAVE, and the Wellness Coordinator. She works to ensure that students have information about and access to the vast resources available at the College. Working mostly with juniors and seniors to help problem-solve concerns in their academic and social lives, she's available to any student for counsel or support. Now in her 12th year at Bard, she still loves working with students to help them articulate and realize their potential. She's also very crafty and tells good Bard ghost stories.

Timand Bates '02
Assistant Dean of Students

Timand provides personal and academic support to students navigating the distinctive challenges of the sophomore year. He works alongside academic advisers to assist students throughout the process of identifying a program of study and moderating into the Upper College.  

Mary Ann Krisa
Assistant Dean of Students

Mary Ann helps first-year students acclimate to the social and academic life of the College.  Beginning during the Language & Thinking Program, Mary Ann is available to meet with students as they transition into Bard's rigorous academic and intellectual community.  She provides guidance and conscientious support to students who are both struggling and succeeding in their first year at Bard.  Mary Ann supports students based on individual student needs, and can help connect students with other relevant offices, such as the Bard Learning Commons, Health and Counseling, and the Chaplaincy, as well as student-led clubs and organizations.  In addition to being passionate about minimalist music, Mary Ann looks forward to conversation about any and all topics. Learn more about the First-Year Experience here.

Carol Werner
Office Manager

Carol Werner has been at Bard College since 1998, and brings many years of knowledge about Bard and the Center for Student Life & Advising to her work. She manages the student support staff in the office, and updates the student handbook, office websites, and email listservs.  She manages the departmental budgets and student files, including those taking a leave of absence. Carol also organizes the Senior Dinner and manages the Junior Marshals at Commencement.  You can contact her office if you would like to set up an appointment with one of the deans or advising staff, or just have a question in general.

Campus Partners

Athletics and Recreation

Phone: 845-758-7531
Sports Info E-mail:
  • Kristen Hall, Director
  • Jim Sheahan, Director of Athletic Communications & Marketing
  • Bill Kelly, Director of Recruiting and Head Women's Soccer Coach
  • Adam Turner '06Assistant Director/SAAC Advisor and Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Alex Stone, Assistant Director/Faciities and Head Men's Lacrosse  Coach
  • Ed Kahovec, Assistant Director/Intramural Director and Head Baseball Coach
  • Andy McCabeAssistant Director/Student-Athlete Development and Head Men's Soccer Coach
  • Stefanie Carrington, Assistant Director/Scheduling Coordinator and Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach 
  • Sarah Cartmill, Assistant Director/Facilities and Head Women's Basketball Coach
  • Mary Kate ScardilloAssistant Director/Club Sports Director and Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
  • Jamie HooperAthletics Business Manager


Phone: 845-758-7557


Phone: 845-758-7335

Counseling Services

Phone: 845-758-7433

Health Services

Phone: 845-758-7433

International Student Services

Phone: 845-758-7328

Residence Life and Housing

Phone: 845-758-7455

Student Activities/Bertelsmann Campus Center

Phone: 845-758-7097
  • Julie Duffstein, Director of Student Activities and Bertelsmann Campus Center, Assistant Dean of Students
  • Dominique Waldron, Associate Director of Student Activities and Bertelsmann Campus Center
  • Kristin Betts, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Space Management
  • TBD, Student Activities Programming Intern

Trustee Leader Scholar Program

Phone: 845-758-7056