Bard Faculty

James Keller

Director, The Learning Commons; Visiting Associate Professor of Academic Writing; Senior Faculty Associate, Institute for Writing and Thinking


B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Montana; Ph.D., Stony Brook University, SUNY. Has taught and led workshops at Sullivan County Community College; Michigan State University; Stony Brook University; Bard’s Institute for Writing and Thinking (2005– ); and the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College (2001– ). Publications include Writing Plural Worlds in Contemporary U.S. Poetry: Innovative Identities (2009) and the following refereed articles and chapters: “Language as Visible Vapor: Skywriting through Lyn Hejinian’s Happily” in Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary; and “Delmore Schwartz’s Strange Times,” in Reading the “Middle Generation” Anew: Culture, Community, and Form in Twentieth-Century American Poetry.


Phone: 845-758-7051
Department: Learning Commons
Location: Hoffman
Office: 97 South Hoffman