Bard Faculty

Jessica A. Geer

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Primary Academic Program: Chemistry


BA, Temple University; PhD, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Professor Geer’s areas of expertise include applying computational modeling toward elucidation of molecular structures and dynamics in the liquid and gas phases, conformational stabilities and preferences, and molecular modeling methods. She previously taught introductory, general, and organic chemistry at Dutchess Community College, and basic principles of chemistry as a visiting laboratory instructor at Bard College. She also served as a research assistant at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where she investigated biological pathways of protein function, with a focus on protein interactions as potential therapeutic agents. Awards and honors include, among others, the John Nikelly Excellence in Teaching Award in Organic Chemistry (University of the Sciences); Advancing Science Travel Award, NOBCChE (National Organization for the Professional Advanced of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers); Women Chemists of Color Summit Travel Award, American Chemical Society; and American Chemical Society Graduate Poster Competition, Philadelphia section. At Bard: 2014–15; 2018– .