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Bard College Faculty Emeritus
For complete biographies see bard.edu/academics/faculty
BFA, Antioch College. (1990–2020) Professor Emeritus of Film and Electronic Arts.
BA, University of Chicago; graduate study, Stanford University. (1998–2012) Wallace Benjamin Flint and L. May Hawver Flint Professor Emeritus of Drama.
BA, SUNY Empire State; additional study at Roosevelt University and American Conservatory of Music. Jazz musician. (1993–2022) Professor Emeritus of Music.
BA, Cotton College, Guwahati, India; MA, University of Delhi, India; PhD, University of Chicago. (1983–2023) Professor Emeritus of Political Studies.
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Yale University School of Art. (1986–2023) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts.
BA, MA, Johns Hopkins University; PhD, Yale University. (1984–2022) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy.
Mario J. A. Bick
BA, Columbia College; PhD, Columbia University. (1970–2017) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.
BA, Brooklyn College; MFA, Brandeis University; MFA, PhD, Princeton University. Composer, critic, editor. (1973–98) Professor Emeritus of Music and Integrated Arts.
BA, Columbia College; PhD, University of Michigan. (1970–2012) Professor Emeritus of Physics.
Diana De G. Brown
BA, Smith College; PhD, Columbia University. (1988–2017) Professor Emeritus of Anthropology.
Painter. (1970–2003) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts.
Richard H. Davis
BA, University of Chicago; MA, University of Toronto; PhD, University of Chicago. (1997–2022) Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Religion.
BS, MS, University of Illinois; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (1987–2020) Professor Emeritus of Physics.
BA, Swarthmore College; MA, PhD, University of California, Berkeley. (2003–16) Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies.
Michèle D. Dominy
AB, Bryn Mawr College; MA, PhD, Cornell University. Dean of the College (2001–15). (1981–2023) Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Anthropology.
AB, Harvard College; PhD, Birkbeck College, University of London. (1999–2015) Professor Emeritus of Sociology.
BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, Columbia University. (2013–23) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts.
BA, University of Pennsylvania; PhD, Temple University. (1991–2023) Associate Professor Emeritus of Economics.
ScB, Brown University; MPhil, PhD, Yale University. (1977–2013) Professor Emeritus of Biology.
Photographer; solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, others. (1988–2017) Professor Emeritus of Photography.
BA, Harvard College; MA, PhD, Graduate Faculty of New School University. (1973–2008) Professor Emeritus of Psychology.
William James Griffith
AB, cum laude, Claremont McKenna College; MA, PhD, Brown University. (1968–2013) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy.
BA, PhD, Yale University. (1989–2012) Irma Brandeis Professor Emeritus of Romance Cultures and Music History.
BA, City College of New York; graduate work, Columbia University; LittD (honorary), SUNY Oneonta. Poet, fiction writer. Founding director, Writing Program, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. (1961–2023) Asher B. Edelman Professor Emeritus of Literature.
Franz R. Kempf
MA, German, MA, Russian, University of Utah; PhD, Harvard University. (1985–2023) Professor Emeritus of German.
AB, MA, PhD, Columbia University. (1991–2019) Research Professor Emeritus.
Benjamin La Farge
BA, Harvard College; graduate study, Balliol College, University of Oxford. (1968–2014) Professor Emeritus of English.
BA, Bard College; MA, PhD, Yale University. (1967–2009) Asher B. Edelman Professor Emeritus of Literature.
Nancy S. Leonard
AB, Smith College; PhD, Indiana University. (1977–2014) Professor Emeritus of English.
BA, Cornell University; MPhil, PhD, Yale University. (1974–2015) Lyford Paterson Edwards and Helen Gray Edwards Professor Emeritus of Historical Studies.
MS, Institute of Construction, Bucharest. Author of novels, short fiction, memoirs, and essays. (1989–2017) Francis Flournoy Professor Emeritus in European Studies and Culture; Distinguished Writer in Residence.
William T. Maple
BA, Miami University; MA, PhD, Kent State University. (1973–2014) Professor Emeritus of Biology.
BA, University of Illinois, Urbana; MA, Georgetown University. (2000–14) John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of Humanities.
BA, Harvard University; MA, University of California, Berkeley. (1956–2002) Professor Emeritus of Literature and Theater.
Gennady L. Shkliarevsky
BA, MA, Kiev State University; MA, PhD, University of Virginia. (1985–2016) Professor Emeritus of History.
Peter D. Skiff
BA, University of California, Berkeley; MS, University of Houston; PhD, Louisiana State University. (1966–2016) Professor Emeritus of Physics.
BA, City College of New York; Diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science and DPhil, University of Oxford. (1980–2019) Professor Emeritus of History.
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design. (1966–95) Professor Emeritus of Studio Arts.
Licence ès Sciences Sociales and Première Licence ès Sciences Economiques, University of Brussels, Belgium; MSc, urban planning, Columbia University; MA, PhD, sociology, New York University. (1978–2000) Professor Emeritus of Sociology.
Hilton M. Weiss
ScB, Brown University; MS, University of Vermont; PhD, Rutgers University. (1961–2008) Professor Emeritus of Chemistry; David and Rosalie Rose Research Professor.