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

Marc B. Berman
Faculty in Physics
B.S., University of Maryland; M.A., Hunter College: The City University of New York; Ph.D., The Graduate Center: City University of New York

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

Jenna Chirico
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
B.S., Washington College; M.A.T. candidate, Montclair State University

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

Stephen Crane
Faculty in Physical Education and Health
B.S., M.A.T., Montclair State University

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

Mtima Fuller
Faculty in Mathematics and Special Education
B.A., Morehouse College; M.A., St. Peter’s 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

Shaviece Harmon
College Transfer Office Director
B.A., Rider University; M.A. candidate, Montclair State University

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

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

Nam H. Kim
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
B.S., M.S, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; M.S., Ph.D., Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Science; Post-doctoral Research Associate, Kessler Foundation Research Center

Emilee Lord
Adjunct Faculty in Visual Arts
B.A., Bennington College; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art

Alison Mahone
Faculty in Spanish
B.A., Rutgers University; M.Ed., St. Peter’s University

Kirk Morton
Faculty in Physical Education and Health
B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.Div., D.Min., Drew 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 History
A.A., Bard High School Early College; B.A., Bard College; M.A., Johns Hopkins University

Heather E. Pope
Faculty in English
B.A., Marymount College of Fordham University; M.A., M.F.A., Manhattanville College; Ph.D., St. John’s University

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

Cynthia Roberson
Librarian/Media Specialist
A.A., Park College; B.A., Rutgers University, Newark; M.A., Kean University

Zooey Salazar
BHSEC Senior Fellow
A.A., B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock 

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

Brittany West
Adjunct Faculty in Biology
B.S., University of Washington, Seattle; M.S., Seton Hall University

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