Bard High School Early College Newark


BHSEC Newark teachers are active in their fields of expertise and are dedicated to fostering adolescent learning. The faculty members are experienced college professors with a special interest in working with younger students; some come from high schools in Newark and others from colleges and universities.
Most faculty hold a Ph.D. in their field of study, and all full-time faculty are certified by the State of New Jersey. BHSEC Newark currently has 23 full-time faculty members.

Current Faculty

Scottye Battle
Faculty in English and Special Education
B.A., California State University, Long Beach; M.A., Jersey City University

Kate Beridze
Faculty in Mathematics
M.S., Tblisi State University, Tblisi, USSR; Ph.D., Georgian Academy of Sciences, Tblisi, Georgia

Stephen Bonnett
Faculty in Mathematics
A.A., Bard High School Early College; B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Hunter College

Liana Conyers
Faculty in Dance
B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., University of Oregon

David Cutts
Faculty in English
B.A., University of Warwick, England; M.A., Ph.D., University of Miami

David Dowling
Faculty in Health and Physical Education
B.S., Ithaca College; M.A., Adelphi University

Shannon Duffy
Faculty in Health and Physical Education
B.A., Keene State College; M.S., Kean University

Carolina Gómez-Montoya
Faculty in Spanish
B.A., Portland State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Cierra Green
Faculty in Chemistry
B.A., University of Delaware; M.S., Ph.D. candidate, Seton Hall University

Benjamin Griffel
Faculty in Mathematics and Biology
B.S., Rutgers University; M.S., Drexel School of Biomedical Engineering; Ph.D., Ph.D., Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Seth Halvorson
Faculty in History
B.A., Macalester College; M.A., Stanford University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Ena A. Harris
Faculty in English
B.A., Eugene Lang College – New School University; Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

Seth Ruggles Hiler
Faculty in Visual Arts
B.F.A., Syracuse University; M.F.A., New York Academy of Art

Oluyinka O. Irukera
Faculty in Biology
M.S., B.S., University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria; Ph.D., Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

Mini Jayaprakash
Faculty in Biology
B.S., University of Madras, Chennai, India; M.S., Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India; Ph.D., University of Madras

William Kriegsman
Librarian/Media Specialist & Faculty in English 
B.A., Albright College; MLIS candidate, Rutgers University

Tiffany R. Morris
Faculty in Physics, Engineering, and Mathematics
B.S., M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Science

Michael L. Murray
Faculty in English
B.A., George Mason University; M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.L.I.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; A.M., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Zoe Noyes
Faculty in Chinese and English
A.A., Bard High School Early College; B.A., Bard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University

Jung Mee Park
Faculty in History and Sociology
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., Cornell University

Matthew Park
Faculty in History
B.A., The College of New Jersey; Ph.D. candidate, Michigan State University

Mia Romano
Faculty in Spanish
B.A., Wagner College; M.A., New York University in Madrid, Spain; Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University

Lance D. Silverman
Faculty in Chemistry
B.S., New York University; Ph.D., NYU-Polytechnic; Post-doctoral Research Associate, Columbia University

Carla R. Stephens
Faculty in History 
B.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Adam Tinter
Faculty in Health and Physical Education
B.A., Ramapo College; M.A.T., Montclair State University

C.J. Walker
Faculty in Mathematics
B.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; B.Eng., City University of New York - City College; M.B.A., United States International University; Ed.D. candidate, Montclair State University

Chiara Wang
Faculty in Chinese and Linguistics
B.A., National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China; M.A., University of California, Fresno; Ph.D., University of Kansas

Biyuan Yang
Faculty in Chinese
B.A., China Central University of Nationalities; M.S., University of Bridgeport; Ph.D., New York University