Adrian AgredoLiterature Faculty
B.A., Bennington College; M.A.T., Bennington College. Has designed and taught extracurricular programming in poetry for At-Risk students as a resident teaching artist in seven NYC public schools; Coordinated the Bard Early College Academy (2010-2016); Fellow of The Academy For Teachers. Teaching and academic interests include 20th century American poetry, gender in literature, semiotics and street art as cultural signifier.
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061Ayse B. AydemirScience Faculty
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Biological Sciences. Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fordham University; Assistant Professor of Biology, Bard High School Early College. Awarded Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award from the International Bone Mineral Society for research on bone cell differentiation. Has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in theJournal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, BONE
and a book chapter in the Biomedical Engineering Handbook
(CRC Press, 2006). Research interests include bone cell differentiation, bone mechanotransduction, and inflammatory bone loss.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081Siska BrutsaertDean of Studies
B.A., Cornell University; M.S., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Columbia University-Integrated Program in Cellular Molecular Biophysics; Post-doctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Research interests include molecular immunology, signal transduction mechanisms, and epigenetic control of gene regulation.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4072Tim CaseyArt Faculty
B.F.A., M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. Painter; has had solo exhibitions at Pratt Gallery, Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, The Clocktower, and Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York City, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Work included in group shows at Artists' Space, New York City; Margulies-Taplin Gallery, Miami; Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, and Pierogi Gallery, Sideshow Gallery, and Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn. Work in collections of National Gallery of Art; Jewish Museum; and other public and private collections. Reviews in Arts Magazine, Art in America
, and the New York Times
. Has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, SUNY Purchase, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Middlebury College.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2011Stephen J. ChaterpaulScience Faculty
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Ph.D. Stony Brook University, Organic Chemistry; Post-Doctoral Associate, Poly Technic Institute of New York University. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Hofstra University. Academic interests include Transition-metal catalyzed reactions, and natural products synthesis.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081Kyung ChoLiterature Faculty
B.A., Vassar College; M.F.A., University of Iowa. Has taught literature and creative writing at University of Iowa; Borough of Manhattan Community College; and School of Visual Arts.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061David ClarkLanguage Faculty
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Interests include Latin literature of the late Roman republic and early Roman empire; ancient philosophy; New Testament. Has taught at Columbia University and Oberlin College.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081Nathaniel CooperScience Faculty
B.S., Physics Education; M.S., Physics; Ph.D., Astrophysics, Purdue University. Research Assistant for the MOJAVE collaboration, 2005-2010. Awarded the Charles C. Chappelle Fellowship. Taught astronomy, mechanics, electromagnetism and electronics at Purdue University, 2003-2008; member of American Astronomical Society and American Physical Society. Research focuses on blazar jet morphology and has published in The Astrophysical Journal (University of Chicago Press), 2007, 2010, 2011. Served in the US Navy as an Engineering Lab Technician (Nuclear), and in the Army National Guard as a Logistical Specialist.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3010Joseph Boateng Danquah Jr.Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Mathematics, Buffalo State College; MS.Ed, Mathematics, Lehman College.
Math for America (MFA) Master Teacher Fellowship Grant for Outstanding Teaching, 2012 – 2016; The New York Times Teachers Who Make a Difference Honoree, 2014. Taught mathematics at College of New Rochelle, Fordham University, Baruch College, and DeWitt Clinton High School before joining Bard High School Early College in 2014. Academic and research interest include Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, and compatibility of instructors’ teaching styles and students’ learning styles.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101
Randal DespommierDaniel FreundSocial Studies Faculty
B.M. (cum laude), Loyola University of New Orleans - jazz studies/saxophone performance, M.M., D.M.A., New England Conservatory - composition. Studies in piano performance and conducting and the Conservatory of Perugia, participated in composition master class at the Academia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy. Research interests include: early music, jazz, modal and chromatic counterpoint, music and theology. Studies with: Malcolm Peyton, Anthony Coleman, Luigi Zaninelli, Edgar Alandia, Azio Corghi. Discography - "Sleep Now," Zetune Record, A Coney Island of the Mind, Ferlinghetti Songs - (release Spring 2015).
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M.F.A. in Playwriting, Yale University; M.F.A. in Directing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Anna is a playwright and has written and produced over 30 plays. She has recently written a series of recitation/adaptation of literature: Jim Thompson's "The Killer Inside Me," an adaptation of "Men in the Sun," for the Freedom Theater of Jenin and Kafka's "The Trial."
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061
B.A., Russian and Classics, Middlebury College; M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Hunter College; M.A., Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Salamanca; M.A. and Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature, City University of New York. Research interests include Pushkin, Don Juan myth and contemporary methods in foreign language teaching.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Columbia University. Instructor and Writing Center Fellow at Columbia University, 2001-2007. Academic and research interests include urban, public health; and environmental history.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082Fang FuLanguage Faculty
A.A., Fuzhou Teachers College, China; B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Columbia University; Ed.D. candidate, Columbia University. Teaching associate at Chinese Language Program at Columbia University; adjunct lecturer at City College and Baruch College, CUNY. Specializes in bilingual/bicultural education and international educational development. Areas of interest include modern Chinese literature and language.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081Christopher GagstetterHealth, Physical Education and Athletics Faculty
B.S., Physical Education, SUNY Cortland; M.S., Health Education, CUNY Brooklyn. Physical Education and Health Teacher at Bard High School Early College, 2008-present. Athletic Director 2012-present. Certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. Research interests include holistic nutrition and nutrition's impact on athletic performance.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2223Denice GamperScience Faculty
B.S., St. Joseph's College; M.S., St. John's University. Instructor of science at Bishop Kearney High School, Brooklyn, 1980-2001. Awards include research fellowship for high school science teachers in medicinal chemistry, St. John's University; research fellowship for high school science teachers in neurobiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081
Julia GuerraArturo HaleScience Faculty
B.A., American University; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park. Has taught at University of Maryland, College Park; University of Phoenix, Columbia, Maryland; Maryland College of Art and Design. Teaching and research interests include Maya and Aztec culture, spirituality and religion among Hispanic populations, and ethnicity and race in colonial Latin America.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081
B.Sc., Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Chemical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering; M.A.,Teachers College, Columbia University, Science Education. Worked many years as a research scientist at Bell Laboratories and OFS Labs in the areas of polymers science, fiber optics, holographic data storage and microelectronics. Involved in science mentoring programs for high school and college students. Holds twenty-four U.S. patents; published three invited book chapters and over thirty scientific articles. Awards include R&D 100 Award for the development of Tapestry Holographic Recording Media. Courses taught include Thermal Analysis of Thermosetting Polymers, Physics with Calculus, Conceptual Physics, 9th
-Grade Physics, High School Chemistry, Science of Light and Color, and Physics of Sound and Music.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081Elena HartoonianMathematics Faculty
B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech); M.A., mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder. Has taught mathematics and served as the mathematics director of a multicultural academic program at University of Colorado. Research interests include Number Theory, Mathematics Education: teaching critical thinking skills through mathematics, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101Glenn HealyMusic Faculty
B.A., Duquesne University, Psychology; M.A., Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, Psychology. Faculty member of the Third Street Music School in New York since 2005, teaching percussion and world music. Extensive experience performing, recording, touring and teaching. Taught in three countries, performed in nine. Member of several Rio de Janeiro Samba Schools. Veteran of over twenty carnival performances in Rio de Janeiro with several samba schools. Founder and director of Ginga Pura samba group.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2044
William H. Hinrichs
Associate Dean of Studies
A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University. Has taught at St. Mark's School, the Taft School, Yale University and BHSEC Queens. Publications include The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain (2011). Teaching and research interests include literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spain, flash fiction, and concepts of authorship and authorial property.
E-mail: email@example.com Literature Faculty
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4071
B.A., Bard College; Ph.D., New York University; Post-doctoral Lecturer, New York University; Peterson Visiting Professor, BHSEC Manhattan. Research interests include British Romanticism, pastoral poetry, and fantasy.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061 Lee D. JohnsonLiterature Faculty
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Doctoral Candidate, Yale University. Program supervisor at Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003; visiting assistant professor at Bard College, 2002-03; teaching assistant at Yale, 1995, 1998, 2000-01. Specializes in Slavic languages and literature.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061Jesse Garcés KileyLiterature Faculty
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.F.A. in Poetry/Creative Writing from Columbia University. Has taught Creative Writing and Composition at Columbia University, and as a bilingual elementary teacher in various schools across the country. Poetry has appeared in Oranges and Sardines.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061
Rachel H. Kennedy
B.A. and B.S., University of Maine, English (poetry) and Biochemistry; Ph.D., Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering (a cooperative degree program for The Jackson Laboratory, MDI Biological Laboratory, and five other research institutions in ME), Biomedical Science (Immunotoxicology). Neuroscience Postdoctoral Scholar, Columbia University; Instructor in the Discipline of Psychology, Frontiers of Science, Center for the Core Curriculum, Columbia University. Research interests include brain mast cell function, endocrine disrupting chemicals and metal toxicology, and the role of sex differences in health and disease. In addition to scientific articles and a forthcoming textbook chapter, Dr. Kennedy is a published poet and essayist.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081
B.A., Classics and Honors Program, Hunter College of the City University of New York; Ph.D., Classical Philology, Harvard University
Research Interests: Homeric poetry, Comparative epic, Iambic poetry, Reception of the Classics in Afro-Latin American literature.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081Michael LernerPrincipal
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. Has taught at Barnard College, NYU; New School University; and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Awards include Best Dissertation in Urban History, Urban History Association. Publications include Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City
(2007). Teaching and research interests include 20th-century United States society and politics, American reform movements, popular culture, and U.S.-Pacific relations.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2282
B.A. Hanshan Normal College, China; M.A. University of Leeds, UK; Ph.D. Purdue University. Has taught at Purdue University and West Virginia University. Teaching and research interests include, Chinese, Business Chinese, Chinese literature and cinema, Chinese culture, Chinese Calligraphy, cultural etiquettes in Chinese.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081
John C. Lofaro Jr.Pearl MarasiganDance Faculty
B.S., Forensic Science and B.S. Chemistry, University of New Haven, Ph.D. Stony Brook University, Physical Chemistry. Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Fordham University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, St. John’s University. Academic interests include nanoparticle synthesis and clean hydrogen production.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081
B.A., Hofstra University, Dance. Teaching Artist at Third Street Music School, 2006-present; Teaching Artist at Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theater, 2007-2009; work-study participant at Peridance International School of Dance, 2003-2009; scholarship student at Bates College Dance Festival, 2003; and Participant of Paul Taylor Intensive, 2002. Awarded Rehearsal Grant from Field Artist Residency Program for upcoming HalloHalloInc production. Has performed for Vissi Dance Theater; Forces of Nature; Beth Soll and Company; Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater; and Tamara Saari Dance Collective. Founding director of HalloHalloInc. Approach to teaching dance is inclusive and is a reflection of the fusion of modern dance, ballet, African and Filipino folk dance.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2092
Bruce MatthewsThomas McVeigh Physical Education and Health Faculty
Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A.R in Philosophical Theology, Yale Divinity School, magna cum laude; Doctorate in Philosophy, New School University, summa cum laude, winner of Hans Jonas Prize for dissertation. Founding member of the Bard High School Early College Faculty. Has taught at Bard College as a Faculty Fellow, in Bard’s Clemente Program in New York City, through two Senior Fulbright Faculty Awards, has been Visiting Faculty at The University of Tübingen (2004-5) and The University of Freiburg (2011-12), and was Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Writ Large program at Duke University (2014-15). Field of research is German Idealism and Romanticism, focusing on the work of the philosopher F.W.J. Schelling (1775-1854). Recipient of numerous awards and grants, including two University of Chicago Teaching Awards, four AKC Research Awards and a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Has lectured extensively in the United States and in Europe, as well as in Turkey and India. Recent invited presentations include “Existence as the Inverted Idea, or the Transcendence of Ecstatic Immanence,” (Humboldt University, 2014), "Envisioning the Modern University: Schelling's Vorlesungen über die Methode des akademischen Studiums" (University of Vienna, 2015); recent publications include “Schelling in the Anthropocene: A New Mythology of Nature,” (Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 2015), “Schelling: A Brief Biographical Sketch of the Odysseus of German Idealism,” in The Palgrave Handbook to German Idealism (2014), and “The New Mythology: Between Romanticism and Humanism,” in The Relevance of Romanticism (Oxford University Press, 2014), and “Rationality’s Demand of its Other: A Comparative Analysis of F.W.J. Schelling’s Unvordenkliche and Huineng‟s Wu-Nien,” (Comparative and Continental Philosophy, 2012). Books include the forthcoming intellectual biography, Schelling: Heretic of Modernity (2016), Schelling’s Organic Form of Philosophy: Life as the Schema of Freedom (SUNY 2011), and F.W.J. Schelling’s Berlin Lectures: the Grounding of Positive Philosophy (SUNY Press 2007).
Phone: 212-995-9479 x4082
Steven V. Mazie
Social Studies Faculty
Ph.D., University of Michigan (Political Science); postgraduate work, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; A.B. (magna cum laude), Harvard College. Has taught at Bard College, 2005; New York University, 2002; and the University of Michigan, 1997-9. Honors include American Political Science Association Best Paper Award in Religion and Politics (2003); Charlotte C. Newcombe Fellowship (2000-2001); National Science Foundation research grant (2000); Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship (1993-94); and three awards for teaching excellence. Author of Israel's Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2006). Recent articles published in Polity; Perspectives on Politic; Field Methods, Theory and Research in Education; and Review of Faith and International Affairs; as well as the New York Times. Areas of specialization include political theory; and public law.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082
B.S., Physical Education, SUNY Cortland; M.S.Ed., Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education, The City College of New York; Physical Education and Special Education Teacher at Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language, 2010-2012. Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222Camilo MesaMathematics Faculty
B.Sc. Mathematics, National University of Colombia at Medellin; Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder Mathematics instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder. Research interests include Noncommutative Geometry (Deformation quantization and index theory), stochastic processes, and modeling.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101Benjamin MikeshScience Faculty
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Brown University; M.S., Physics, University of Washington; J.D., Harvard Law School. NYC Teaching Fellow; former visiting researcher at Fermilab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Past research topics include b
-quark tagging algorithms for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF).
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081Jay MuellerLanguage Faculty
B.A., Eugene Lang College; M.A., Columbia University Dept. of English and Comparative Literature; M.A., New York University Dept. of Classics; Doctoral Candidate, NYU. Adjunct instructor at NYU 2010-2012. Research interests include Archaic Greek poetry, narrative technique in 5th Century Athens, Elizabethan poetry; the American Novel, Romanticism, and 19th century appropriations of Classical literature.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081Kinga NovakLanguage and Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer in History at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay; Instructor in Spanish at NYU. Awards include a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (Mexico, 2008-2009) and a Fulbright-García Robles Student Grant (Mexico, 2000-2001). Manuscript-in-progress is entitled Of Gratitude and Sorrow: A Visual History of Everyday Mexican Spirituality
. Teaching and research interests include Latin American history, religion, popular culture, and social movements.
Phone: (212) 995-8479 x4081Michael NoyesMathematics Faculty
B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder. Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, 2011-2012. Research interests include Combinatorics and Probability.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101Katherine A. RandallWriting Center Coordinator
B.A., Barnard College; M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism. Has worked as editor and writer (full-time and freelance) at various publications.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052Petra RiviereSocial Studies Faculty
B.A., Haverford College. M.A., New York University. Education Program Associate, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001-2006. Member (2003 – 2006) & workshop co-presenter (2006), New York City Museum Educator’s Roundtable. Published articles in The Bronx Museum’s permanent collection catalog, Collection Remixed (2005). Board member, Riverview Lighthouse Charter School (2005 – 2006). NEH Summer Institute participant, 2008 & 2010. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teacher Seminar participant, 2009. Taught at Urban Assembly Academy of History & Citizenship for Young Men, an all-boys public high school (2006 – 2011).
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082Zangwill (Sam) RosenbaumMathematics Faculty
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Publications have appeared in Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
; Discrete Applied Mathematics
; Mathematical Social Sciences
; IEEE Transactions on Education
; and Aequationes Mathematicae
. Research interests include discrete mathematics; mathematical modeling in the social sciences; and Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT).
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052Gabriel RosenbergMathematics Faculty
B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Columbia University. Served as NSF/Gibbs Instructor at Yale University. Has given invited talks at Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Brown; Rutgers; and Harvard; as well as the Albany Group Theory Conference. Research has focused on the subject of group actions on trees.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4131Ben RubensteinMathematics Faculty
B.A., Mathematics, Bard College; M.A.T., Mathematics, Bard College. Math Teacher at Bard High School Early College, 2006-present; Director of the Math Learning Center at Bard High School Early College, 2005-2006. Awarded Master Teacher Grant from Math for America for outstanding teaching. Research interests include combinatorial game theory, and Voronoi Tessellations.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101Carly SchultzPhysical Education Faculty
B.S., Physical Education, CUNY Queens College. M.A. candidate in Adapted Physical Education. Physical Education Teacher at BHSEC, 2013-present.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222Verónica VallejoSocial Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Scranton; M.A. Georgetown University; Doctoral Candidate, Georgetown University. Instructor at Georgetown University, 2007-2010. Research interests include the history of Latin America, New Spain in the eighteenth century and the social history of medicine. Member of the American Historical Association, Latin American Studies Association and the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4081Meghann WalkLibrarian, Social Studies Faculty
B.A., C.A.S. candidate, University of Illinois; M.S.L.I.S., Simmons College. Held librarian position at Harvard Countway Library of Medicine Archives; and the University of Illinois. Research interests include philosophies of education; and library pedagogy.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052