Bard Faculty

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Photo by Jennifer May
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.

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Gideon Lester

Gideon Lester
Gideon Lester is professor of theater and director of theater programs at Bard College. A London native, he received his B.A. from Oxford University, where he studied English literature, and completed his graduate training in dramaturgy at Harvard University, where he was a Fulbright and Frank Knox Scholar.
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