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Bard has been recognized as the #1 college in America for Classroom Experience by the Princeton Review, and you will not find an M.S. Policy program anywhere in the world in which students receive more one-on-one focus from distinguished faculty. Unlike in other graduate programs, our master's degree faculty do very little teaching of undergraduates, and they do not advise PhD candidates. They are fully dedicated to our students. Bard's class size is small, with a typical entering cohort of between 15 and 20. Our faculty are passionate teachers, active researchers and practitioners, and active mentors, who work closely with students while they are at Bard and continue to support our alumni after they graduate.

 
Anton Seimon

Anton Seimon

Faculty
Bard Center for Environmental Policy
Ph.D., Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.A., Geography, State University of New York at Albany. Seimon has extensive experience in meteorological and climatological research. With National Geographic funding, he led the El Reno Survey, a crowd-sourced initiative to research Earth’s largest-documented tornado. In earlier National Geographic-supported research, working with Tim Samaras and other notable storm chasers, he coordinated the “Inside Tornadoes” initiative in the Midwest.
A 24-seasons veteran of chasing storms in Tornado Alley, Anton ventures to the U.S. Great Plains each spring with his wife Tracie and their two chase hounds. When not roaming the plains seeking out elusive masses of rotating water vapor, he coordinates long-term monitoring of climate change impacts in high alpine watersheds in the Peruvian Andes, studies present and past tropical Andean climate, and works with conservationists to plan for climate change in tropical Africa using high-resolution Earth System models.