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

Melissa Alexis Faculty in Dance, B.A., Amherst College; M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence University
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
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
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
William Kriegsman Librarian/Media Specialist & Faculty in English, B.A., Albright College; MLIS candidate, Rutgers University
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
Shilpi Nagarsheth Faculty in Mathematics, B.S., University of Houston; M.A., Ed.D. candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University
Yitzhak Shnidman Faculty in Physics, B.S., Hebrew University, Israel; M.S., Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Lance D. Silverman Faculty in Chemistry, B.S., New York University; Ph.D., NYU-Polytechnic; Post-doctoral Research Associate, Columbia University
Victoria T. Siroy Faculty in Mathematics, B.S., Philippine Normal University; M.S., Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines; M.S., Kean 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
Biyuan Yang Faculty in Chinese, B.A., China Central University of Nationalities; M.S., University of Bridgeport; Ph.D., New York University