Bard’s extraordinary faculty are dedicated to the philosophy of teaching. Today and throughout Bard’s history, members of the faculty have effected change in medicine, the arts and letters, international affairs, journalism, scientific research, and education, among other endeavors. These distinguished scholars are advisers as well as instructors: Bard has no graduate teaching assistants. And the average class size of 17 allows for intimate discussions and one-on-one interaction.
Faculty In the Press
- President Botstein: Hungary’s Xenophobic Attack on Central European University Is a Threat to Freedom Everywhere appeared in Washington Post on 04-18-2017
- Interview: Bard College Professor and Author Ellen Condliffe Lagemann Discusses the Bard Prison Initiative on WAMC appeared in WAMC on 04-17-2017
- Bard College Professor Daniel Mendelsohn Retraces Odysseus' Journey With His Father appeared in New Yorker on 04-14-2017
- Bard Professor Ian Buruma Comments on President Trump's Decision to Strike Syria appeared in Globe & Mail on 04-14-2017
Recent News and Notes
Jonathan Becker is vice president for academic affairs, associate professor of political studies, and director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College. He is also an associate professor of political studies specializing in Russian and eastern European politics, media and politics, and education reform. For a decade, Jonathan has overseen the academic development of Bard’s international partnerships, including those in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and the West Bank.