Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty

Bard program faculty members are notable for both their scholarship and ongoing work as teachers, artists, writers, organizers, and policy advocates working directly in community education or with K-12 students. Each holds primary posts in allied organizations that support young people and reimagine educational institutions and social change in Los Angeles. Faculty communicate experience and resources from their daily work through the fields of Education, Ethnic Studies, Humanities, and Human Rights, serving as instructors, site advisors, and research advisors.


Humanities/Project Faculty

  • Liza Bearman 
    B.A. Wisconsin, M.A., Ed.D. Columbia University Teacher's College
  • Floridalma Boj Lopez 
    B.A. UC Santa Cruz, M.A. CSUN, Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • Jacob Castaneda 
    B.S., M.Ed. UCLA
  • Jessica Diaz 
    B.A. Alaska Pacific, M.Ed. Humboldt State
  • Ron Espirtu 
    B.A. Amherst College, M.A. Loyola Marymount University
  • Emily Grijalva 
    B.A., M.Ed., M.S. UCLA
  • Nara Hernandez 
    B.A. UC-Santa Cruz, M.A. Brown University, M.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design
  • Vernon Keeve 
    B.A. George Mason, M.F.A. California College of the Arts, M.A.T. Bard
  • Ndindi Kitonga 
  • B.S., M.A. Biola University; Ph.D. Chapman University
  • Joaquin Noguera 
    B.A. St. John’s University; M.A., Ph.D. candidate UCLA
  • Stephen Mucher, Director
    B.A. Taylor, M.A., Ph.D. University of Michigan
  • Andrea Quaid 
    B.A., M.F.A. Antioch University; Ph.D. UC-Santa Cruz
  • Luis Ramirez 
    B.A. CalState Los Angeles, M.A. UC Davis
  • Irene Sanchez 
    B.A. UC-Santa Cruz, M.Ed., Ph.D. University of Washington
  • Nichole Sater Foss 
    B.A., M.A. CalState Los Angeles, M.A., Ph.D. UC-Santa Barbara
  • Adam Sawyer 
    B.A. History, Vassar College; Ed.M, Ed.D. Harvard University
  • Christine Snyder
    B.S. Northwestern, M.A. Columbia University Teachers College, Ph.D. cand. Claremont Graduate University
  • Jason Torres-Rangel
    B.A. Pomona College, M.Ed. Harvard University
  • Adrienne Walser 
    B.A., M.A. University of Arizona, Ph.D. University of Southern California
  • Monique Willingh 
    B.M. University of Cape Town, New England Conservatory of Music, M.A.T. Bard

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