Associate Dean of Studies; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Biography:Ruth Zisman works with students to support them in their academic programs of study and assist them in finding and meeting intellectual challenges at Bard. Specifically, she provides supplemental academic advising for Bard's growing and diverse group of transfer students, including students from Bard Early Colleges, Baccalaureate students, international students, and displaced/refugee students. Professor Zisman also serves as a faculty member in the philosophy program—where she teaches courses in continental philosophy, political philosophy, psychoanalysis, human rights, and the intersections of philosophy and literature—and serves as the faculty advisor of the Bard Debate Union. She holds a BA in literature from Vassar College, an MA in humanities and social thought from New York University, and a PhD in German studies from NYU. At Bard since 2004.
Office: Shea House 203