Bard Faculty

Susan Fox Rogers

Visiting Associate Professor of Writing

Academic Program Affiliation(s): American Studies, Environmental and Urban Studies, First-Year Seminar, Literature, Written Arts

Area of Specialization: Nonfiction writing


Susan Fox Rogers is a birder, rock climber, kayaker, teacher, and writer who has authored and/or edited numerous works focused on the natural world and outdoor adventure. Her books include When Birds Are Near: Literary Bird Tales (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2020); My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir (Cornell University Press, 2011); Antarctica: Life on the Ice (Traveler's Tales, 2007; silver medal winner, Society of American Travel Writers); Going Alone: Women's Adventures in the Wild (Seal Press, 2004); Two in the Wild: Tales of Adventure from Friends, Mothers, and Daughters (Vintage, 1999); Alaska Passages: 20 Voices from Above the 54th Parallel (Sasquatch Books, 1996); Solo: On Her Own Adventure (Seal Press, 1996; revised edition 2005); and Another Wilderness: New Outdoor Writing by Women (Seal Press, 1994). She was selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in a U.S. Antarctic Artists and Writers Program during the 2004–05 austral summer.

BA, Pennsylvania State University; MA, Columbia University; MFA, University of Arizona. At Bard since 2001.


  • Research Interests: Hudson River Valley; history and literature of Antarctica; women's outdoor writing; birds and the history of bird-watching
  • Teaching Interests: Nature writing; writing from place; personal essay
  • Other Interests: History and literature of France; kayaking; hiking


Phone: 845-758-6822 x6020
Location: Shafer House
Office: 102