Bard High School Early College Queens

Faculty

BHSEC Queens faculty members are experienced college professors with a special interest in working with younger students; some come to BHSEC from high schools in New York and others from colleges and universities. Approximately two-thirds of full-time faculty members hold a Ph.D. in their discipline, and all permanent, full-time faculty are certified by New York State. Some college electives are taught by adjunct faculty.The faculty to student ratio is 15:1, with an average class size between 20 and 22. 

Current Faculty

Jenna Feltey Alden
Social Studies Faculty

BA, American Studies, Wesleyan Univerity; MA and PhD, US History, Columbia University.  Professor Alden’s doctoral dissertation, “Bottom-Up Management: Participative Philosophy and Humanistic Psychology in American Organizational Culture, 1930-1970” explores the transformation of American corporate culture in the years surrounding World War II, when people started talking about teams and their feelings in the workplace.  Her research interests include popular psychology, 20th-century religion, consumer culture, and business history.  At BHSEC, she has advised the Queer Straight Alliance and helped lead impromptu knitting tutorials.

jalden@bhsec.bard.edu

718-361-3133 x7706

David Allen
Assistant Principal, English Faculty

BFA, Creative Writing, Brooklyn College; MFA, Creative Writing, The University of Michigan, Advanced Certification in School Leadership, Brooklyn College. Taught English at Brooklyn Technical High School, The Dalton School, Bushwick Outreach Center, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Phillips Academy, The University of Michigan and Brooklyn College. Served as Assistant Principal, English at Art and Design High School. At The University of Michigan, he received the Hopwood Award in Major Fiction. His poems and stories have been broadcast and published in several New York City outlets.

dallen@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8000

Haroula Argiros

Biology Faculty

B.S., University of Vermont; M.A., Ph.D., New Mexico State University. Preparing for Future Faculty Scholar, 2010-11; Alan J. Kohn Endowed Fellow, FHL, 2009; teaching assistant at NMSU and mentored undergraduate research at NMSU and FHL. Publications have appeared in Journal of Molecular Recognition and Cytoskeleton. Research interest includes understanding the role that microtubules play in cell division and the network of proteins involved in ensuring accurate DNA segregation during mitosis.

hargiros@bhsec.bard.edu

718-361-3133 x8725

Adrienne Barr

Admissions Advisor, Arts Faculty

B.A. Dance, Bard College; M.S. Education, Pace University; Certificate of French Studies, L'Institut de Torraine, Tours, France; Special Education Teacher, Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies, (2005-2008). Dance Consultant, Safe Horizon, New York (2004-2005). Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder and Dakar, Senegal, (2001-2003). Has performed internationally with Skeleton Dance Projectand The Vanaver Caravan World Music Institute; New York solo performances for Workwith Dancers Company include War Brides for The Dumbo Dance Festival and Blood and Bones at Triskelion Arts; Choreography projects include Unborn for Dancespace Project's Food for Thought and Sketch Project,Asheville, NC. Research interests include education reform and yoga.

 

abarr@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6610

 

Ian Bickford
English Faculty

A.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock; B.A., University of California at Berkeley; M.A., Stanford University; Ph.D., English, City University of New York Graduate Center. Publications include “A High Shelf: Milton and Seventh-day Adventism” in Milton Studies (2010) and “‘Dead Might Not Be Dead’: Milton in the Americas and Jamaica Kincaid’s Flat World” in Modern Philology (forthcoming). Specializes in early modern transatlantic literature, 19th-century American literature, and film studies. Taught at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Berkshire Community College, Medgar Evers College (CUNY), and elsewhere. Presently working on a collection of essays tracing Milton’s influence in America.

ibickford@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7025

Holly Kashin Brown
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., Wellesley College; M.A., Middlebury College; Ph.D. candidate, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York (Hispanic Languages). Has taught language and short story at Princeton University and Hunter College; Bilingual Education and Spanish pedagogy at The City College of New York; and College Preparedness and ESL at LaGuardia Community College. Publications include Atthe Crossroads of Modernity: Fernando Pessoa's Intersectionist Poetry. Interests include medieval and early modern Spanish and Portuguese literature.

hbrown@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6606

Andres Cardenas
Physics Faculty

B.S. Physics, CalPly Pomona; M.S. Physical Chemistry, CalPoly Pomona; M.S. Applied Mathematics, CalPoly Pomona, M.S. Physics, NYU. Mr. Cardenas is a NYC Teaching Fellow. During graduate school, he was a Teaching Assistant in both Chemistry and Physics, as well as a Lecturer in Physics at CalPoly, and a Teaching Assistant in Physics at NYU.

acardenas@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8725

Matthew Carlberg
Mathematics & Computer Science Faculty

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Bard College; 2010 Math for America Fellow. Previous teaching experience at International Community High School in the Bronx, East Side Community High School in Manhattan, and at University of California, Berkeley, as a graduate student instructor. Publications on 3D modeling of indoor and outdoor environments using camera and laser data have appeared in IEEE conferences, including 3D Processing, Visualization, and Transmission and International Conference on Image Processing. Co-inventor on a pending patent for asynchronous digital circuits, including arbitration and routing primitives.

mcarlberg@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7719

Michael Cetrangol
Music Faculty

B.M., Music Education, Piano and Voice, University of Dayton; M.M., Jazz Studies, Purchase College SUNY, Conservatory of Music. Teaching appointments include the New York City public school system; University of Dayton; and The Miami Valley School. Courses taught include Choir; Music Theory; Jazz Ensemble; Music Fundamentals; Improvisation; Piano; and Voice.

mcetrangol@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6634

Matthew Leonard Cohen
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., Bard College at Simon's Rock; M.A., Ph.D. Government, The University of Texas.Professor Cohen's research focuses on international conflict, international political economy, the relationship between domestic and international politics, political methodology and econometrics, and game theory. His dissertation uses statistical analysis and formal models to explore the role of US and Iraqi domestic politics in the current war in Iraq. Professor Cohen served in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan from 2000 to 2002.

mcohen@bhsec.bard.edu
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David Copenhafer
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California Berkeley. Held a postdoctoral position in the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania; received a DAAD grant to conduct research in Berlin, Germany. Publications include "Invisible Music (Ellison)" in Sonic Interventions(Rodopi, 2008); and "Mourning and Music in Blue Velvet" in Camera Obscura 69 (Duke). Research interests include 19th and 20th century European and American Literature; Continental Philosophy; Music; and Film.

dcopenhafer@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7055

Aris Efting
Biology Faculty

Ph.D. Natural Resources 2005, University of Nebraska (UNL). Assistant Professor at UNL from 2005-2010. Consultant to EPA and National Council for Science and the Environment regarding issues on water pollution and the effects of climate change on water quality. Research emphasis includes algae ecology, algae toxins, and the identification of water quality standards for lakes and streams. Has published in The Journal of Paleolimnology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and Ecological Modeling. Courses taught include Biology, Zoology, Parasitology, Limnology, and Research Methods.

aefting@bhsec.bard.edu
E-mail: aefting@bard.edu
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D. Kent Freeman
Mathematics Faculty

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati; S.M. & Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University; M.A., Mathematics Education, New York University; Chartered Financial Analyst; 2009 Math for America Fellow. Worked for 15 years in the financial industry. Taught mathematics at Ohio University. Research interests include applications of mathematics to finance and electromagnetic phenomena.

kfreeman@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7919

Niamh Goulding

Science Faculty

BSc (Physiology), National University of Ireland, Cork. PhD (Physiology), National University of Ireland, Cork. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine 2012-1013. Recipient of the David H. Streeten Fellowship Award from the American Autonomic Society 2012 and 2013. Dr. Goulding’s PhD research was centered on renal denervation as a new therapeutic approach to hypertension. Her research interests include hypertension, heart failure, renal failure and disorders of the autonomic nervous system. Publications include findings on baroreflex control in renal failure, renal denervation and the neural control of the kidney, the osmopressor reflex in hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type III (HSAN III) and how taping improves proprioception and gait ataxia in HSAN III.

ngoulding@bhsec.bard.edu

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Robert Greenberg
Social Studies Faculty

B.A. American Studies, Stanford University. General Course Student, London School of Economics. M.B.A., Harvard Business School. M.A., Computers and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Former Executive Vice President, Kaplan, Inc.; founding President of Kaplan University Online.

rgreenberg@bhsec.bard.edu
914-315-4150

Jess deCourcy Hinds
Librarian

A.A., Bard College at Simon's Rock; B.A., English, Smith College; M.F.A., Fiction Writing, Brooklyn College; M.S.L.I.S, Educational Library Science, Pratt Institute.

 

Taught at Brooklyn College; Lehman College; Mount Holyoke College's Summer Math program; and Barnard College's Girl Scout Scholars program. Fiction and essays have appeared (or are forthcoming) in Newsweek; The New York Times; Ms. Magazine; Seventeen; Teachers & Writers; Small Spiral Notebook; and Saltgrass. Awarded a Twining Tea Fellowship for research and writing in Italy. Named one of the Pratt Institute's "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" for library science in 2012.

jhinds@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6642

William H. Hinrichs
Language and Literature Faculty

A.B., Comparative Literature, Princeton University; Ph.D., Spanish and Portuguese, Yale University. Taught at St. Mark's School, 1997-2000, the Taft School, 2000-2001, and Yale University, 2005-2007. Member of American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP); and the Modern Language Association (MLA). Research interests include literature and culture of Early Modern Spain, 1500-1700; concepts of authorial property, artistic rivalry and literary continuation in narrative prose.

whinrichs@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6606

Laura A. Hymson
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Gender/Cultural Studies, Simmons College; Ph.D., American Culture, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Taught at Rutgers University-Newark, Hunter College, and University of Hartford. Areas of research include 20th century U.S. cultural history; with a particular focus on the historical constructions of race and gender; globalization; and the manifold challenges of macro-branding in an increasingly segmented collection of global markets.

lhymson@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7706

June Morrison Jones
Science Faculty BHSEC Queens

BSc, Chemistry, MA, Science Education (Chemistry), Brooklyn College; MPH, UNT Health Science School of Public Health, EdM, Organization and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, and PHD Health Studies (ABD). Administrative Intern at Teachers College; Columbia University. Worked as academic team leader and served on the curriculum and oral defense committee at Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College; served as department chair and lead teacher in Dallas Independent School; served as coach for students preparing for national and international science competition. Presented papers at International Aids (Bangok, Thailand ); and Infectious disease (Argentina) conferences. Publications include The Role of Geographic Information System in Syphilis Prevention and Elimination(Journal of Urban Health. Volume 79, 4, 2002); Geographic Information System and Case Studies in Health.Interactive Teaching and Learning across Disciplines and Cultures (Volume XIV, 578-581, 2001). Research interests include health disparities; social determinants of health; and geographic information system and disease.

jjones@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8725

Stephanie Kadison
Science Faculty

B.S., Neuroscience, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan; Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College. Mentored and supervised three students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan, mentored graduate students at Weill Cornell, and taught genetics curriculum as part of the NYAS STEM afterschool and summer program to middle school students. Publications have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Neurology, Journal of Neuroscience, Developmental Biology, and a chapter in the textbook Principles of Developmental Genetics. Research interests include neural crest specification, axon guidance, and neuromuscular junction formation.

skadison@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8725

Jennifer Kaplan
Literature Faculty

B.A., Near Eastern Studies (Arabic language and literature concentration), University of California, Berkeley; MA and Ph.D., Comparative Literature, NYU. Taught Arabic at Columbia University and Comparative Literature at NYU. Editor, Arab Studies Journal, 2002-2007. From 2007-2008, on fellowship at the American Research Center in Egypt, researching the history of children's literature in Egypt. Research interests in contemporary Arabic literature, immigrant literature in France, and representations of childhood.

jkaplan@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7615

Katharina Kempf
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., Politics, Law and Society and Cross-Cultural Relations, Bard College at Simon's Rock. M.A., Global Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, New York University. Taught English in Oaxaca, Mexico, 2007-2010. Writes articles on politics in Mexico for La Voz, Bard's Spanish-lanugage magazine. Research interests include U.S.-Mexico relations, leftist politics in Latin America, and human rights.

kkempf@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6606

Toi Yuk (Irene) Lam
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., Hunter College (American Literature and Psychology); M.S., City College (Education); M.S., East China Normal University in Shanghai (Chinese Linguistics). Research interests: Social linguistic research and analysis on the signs in New York City and Chinese modern literature. Taught in New York public schools for a number of years. Chinese calligraphy writings were shown at numerous exhibitions in New York City and Canada. The most recent exhibitions were held in Flushing, NY, from January 11th to 14th, 2013 and April 13th to 14th, 2013. Leadership: Board of Directors of The Association of Chinese Calligraphy in America. Member: Hua Xia Chinese Calligraphy and Oversea Chinese Instrumentalist Orchestra.

ilam@bhsec.bard.edu
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Danielle M. LaSusa
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., Philosophy and Spanish, Millikin University; Ph.D., Philosophy, Temple University. Taught at Temple University and Southwest Minnesota State University. Publications include "Eiffel Tower Key Chains and Other Pieces of Reality: The Philosophy of Souvenirs" in The Philosophical Forum. Areas of research include Continental philosophy--in particular the work of Jean-Paul Sartre--social philosophy, tourism studies, and aesthetics.

dlasusa@bhsec.bard.edu
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Jon Leizman
Athletic Director, Physical Education and Philosophy Faculty

B.A., St. John's College in Annapolis; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., Union Graduate School. Bacon Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Coached college basketball, soccer, and tennis in California, Florida, and Connecticut. Coached high school basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis in California and New York. Taught public and independent high school physical education; English; and philosophy in California and New York. Taught philosophy as a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Author of Let's Kill 'Em: Understanding and Controlling Violence in Sports (University Press of America, 1999); and Short Term Trading (McGraw-Hill, 2002).

jleizman@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7710

Shannon Leslie
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., Letters, University of Oklahoma; M.A., Classical Philology, University of Cincinnati. Graduate student instructor at the University of Cincinnati; adjunct instructor at Xavier University; taught Latin 1-4 at Nottingham and Hamilton West High Schools, Hamilton, NJ. Member of the American Classical League; President of the New Jersey Classical Association. Interests include Lucretius; didactic poetry; and Aristophanes.

sleslie@bhsec.bard.edu
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Sara Machleder
Science Faculty

B.A., Goucher College; Ph.D., Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Articles published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science; and the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Research interests include the role of dynamics in catalysis; and finding new methods for identification for the reaction coordinate.

smachleder@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8825

Michael W. Magee
Psychology Faculty

B.A., Acting, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England; Ph.D., Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, CUNY Graduate Center. Teaching experience includes five years at Brooklyn College and, as a National Science Foundation GK12 teaching fellow, two years as a visiting science lecturer at two New York City Public High Schools: the It Takes a Village Academy (ITAVA) and the Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE). Michael is an experimental social psychologist whose core research explores the impact of parental relationships on the regulation of personal religious experience, including anti-atheist prejudice. Additional interests include superstitious belief, stereotypes, existentialism, attitudes toward science, and academic achievement. His research has been published in the international journal Social Cognition.

mmagee@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6917

Theresa M. Mawn
Mathematics Faculty

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Manhattan College; Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Mathematics Education, New York University; 2009 Math for America Fellow. Previously taught math at University Neighborhood High School, Mott Hall II, and inquiry-based physics at Pan American International High School at Monroe in New York; developed and taught a bioengineering outreach course at University City High School in Philadelphia and assistant taught a molecular imaging lab course at University of Pennsylvania. Research interests include the development of non-invasive molecular imaging methods for early detection and diagnosis of cancer. Publications have appeared in Journal of Biomedical Optics and Bioconjugate Chemistry. Co-inventor on a pending patent for a method of in vivo detection of phospholipase activation.

tmawn@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7619

Peter Mazur
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., Greek and Latin, Catholic University of America; M.Phil., Comparative Philology, University of Oxford; Ph.D., Classical Philology, Yale University. Served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut from 2006-2009. His article, "Formulaic and Thematic Allusions in Iliad 9 and Odyssey14" is forthcoming in Classical World. Research interests include epic poetry; daily life in Greece and Rome; and historical linguistics.

pmazur@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6606

Jennifer Renee Caden Merdjan
Visual Arts Faculty

B.A., Interdisciplinary Applied Arts, Communications Arts & Media, Education, Queens College; Post Graduate Certificate, Graphic Design and Advertising, Parsons School of Design; M.S., Art Education, Queens College. Grants and scholarships received for additional study at Harvard University; Yale University; Stanford University; New York University; The National Gallery of Art Teacher Institute (DC); Academia de Firenze (Italy); and summer-study tours in China and Germany. Licensed in both NY Fine Arts and Commercial Art. Taught at Brooklyn Technical High School, 2004-2008. Recipient of several BTHS Faculty Alumni Grants which funded additional class projects and supplies for art students. Artwork sold at The American Craft Museum Gift Shop (presently the Museum of Arts & Design); Henri Bendel; the Consulate General of Argentina; Local Project Gallery (NY); and the Joyce Robins Gallery (NM). Artwork exhibited at The Urban Center; Barnes & Noble; Makor Gallery; Starbucks; 92YTribeca; Lever House; and the Gallery at Pathways Women's Health. Published/wrote artist book If Shoes Could Talk. Graphic designs published in Bridal Guide Magazine; The Wall Street Transcript; and for Simon and Schuster. Featured Artist on Univision Television Network's Control show. Ms. Merdjan and her students were mentioned in the NY Times. Her students have received numerous PS Art and Scholastic Awards which have lead to exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Art & Design and the Ripleys Museum. Student artwork selected for display at the Big Screen Plaza during the National Art Education Association Annual Convention. Member of the International Society for Education Through Art; New York State Art Teachers Association; and National Art Education Association.

jmerdjan@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7736

Isaac Miller
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., San Francisco State; M.A., Ph.D., History, University of California at Berkeley. Taught at Stanford University; Oberlin College; and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Areas of research include European intellectual history; with a special fondness for medieval theology and the recurrence of Aristotelianism.

imiller@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7906

Sean Mills
English Faculty

B.A., Knox College; MFA, Fiction, Sarah Lawrence College. Taught at Hofstra University and Knox College; Copy Chief at Random House and Senior Production Editor at Doubleday and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Published in Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology, and in several journals, most recently Hobart and the Emerging Writer's Network. At work on a novel and a collection of essays.

smills@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7615

Hayes Moore
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Modern Chinese Literature, Columbia University. Fulbright Fellow; Harvard Fellow; Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellow. Taught at University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Lesley College. Areas of research include modern Chinese fiction and film; literary theory; comparative poetics; classical Chinese poetics; and modern Chinese history.

hmoore@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7035

Arup Mukherjee
Mathematics Faculty

B.A., Mathematics, Hunter College; M.A., Mathematics Education, Hunter College. Taught Mathematics at Brooklyn Technical High School. Interests include Table Tennis and Chess.

amukherjee@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7919

Winston Narvaez
Physical Education Faculty

B.S.E., Physical Education, Philippine Normal University; M.S., Physical Education, University of the Philippines; M.A., Special Education, De La Salle University. Coached and trained national high school delegates in ASEAN International Athletics Games (Singapore, and Bangkok, Thailand). Represented high school athletics team delegates in Asia-Europe Pacific Schools Games and Sports Conference (Melbourne, Australia). Worked as NCAA athletics program manager head coach. Taught physical education at La Salle Green Hills high school and elementary school for boys; and dean of students and physical education teacher at Bronx High School for Medical Science.

wnarvaez@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7710

Scott Neagle
Mathematics and Music Faculty

B.A., Mathematics and Music, Bennington College; M.S., Adolescent Teaching, Pace University. Taught outdoor education, math, and music in New York City public schools. Released a self-titled, full-length album with band Big Bang TV which made the CMJ top 200 and the Deli Magazine top 20; worked with Family Opera Initiative; the Fringe theater festival; and Brooklyn-based rap groups. Co-created hip-hop entity "Heavy Jamal" which 'rapifies' Henry James's novels and Sufi poetry. Wrote chamber works incorporating turntables hailed as "brilliant to the point of clairvoyance" by leaders in the downtown new music scene.

sneagle@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7619

Ezra Nielsen
English Faculty

A.A., Simon's Rock College; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Taught at Rutgers University and Sarah Lawrence College. Research interests include Henry James; 19th century American literature; the history and theory of the novel.

enielsen@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7615

Timothy Ryan Olson
Theater Faculty

B.A., summa cum laude, Bard College at Simon's Rock; M.F.A, Playwriting, Actor's Studio Drama School at The New School where he was a Jacob K Javits Fellow in the Arts. Professor Olson previously taught as an adjunct faculty member at Bard College at Simon's Rock and in an after school program in the Bronx through NYU's Metro Center. He is the Co-Founding Artistic Director of Bazaar Productions, which presents The Berkshire Fringe, a three-week festival of theater by emerging artists, in Great Barrington, MA.  As an actor, playwright and director, he has worked with companies throughout the Northeast, including: MassMoCA, TheaterFaction, Geek Ink, Personal Space Theatrics, Theater for the New City, and KickWheel Ensemble. Most recently his play, DARK: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike had its world premiere at the Daniel Arts Center in Great Barrington.

rolson@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133

Zachariah Pickard
Language and Literature Faculty

B.A., University of King's College; M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Toronto. Taught at Tufts; New York University; The New School; and The Cooper Union. Expertise in twentieth-century poetry. Has been published in Twentieth-Century Literature; American Literature; and American Literary History. Authored a scholarly study of the poet Elizabeth Bishop, released in May of 2009.

zpickard@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7915

David Price
Mathematics Faculty

B.S., Mathematics, The University of Chicago; M.A. Teaching of Secondary Mathematics, Bard College; 2011 Math for America NYC Fellow. Prior teaching experience at The Bronx Academy of Letters and MS 223: The Laboratory School for Finance and Technology.

dprice@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7719

Valerie Sarris
Mathematics Faculty

B.A., Smith College; M.Ph., Ph.D., Economics, Yale University; M.A., Math Education, Hunter College. Taught Economics at Boston University; taught mathematics at the High School of Economics & Finance in NYC. Worked more than 12 years at AT&T and AT&T Bell Laboratories, doing mathematical and economic modeling in support of telecommunications pricing.

vsarris@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7819

Jonathan Schwartz
Social Studies Faculty

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, University of Virginia; BA, Cultural Anthropology, St. Lawrence University. Senior Analyst, National Association of County and City Health Officials, 1997-2009; taught Anthropology and Sociology at Montgomery College, 1993-1997; Mount Vernon College, 1995-1996; member of American Association of Anthropologists. Awarded a Research Grant from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 1994-1995. Dupont Fellowship from the University of Virginia, 1993. Co-developer of Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), a guidebook for local health officials designed to support community-based environmental health assessment. Co-author of Tuuram (Deakin University Press 1995), a book detailing the ecological, aboriginal and colonial history of the Hopkins River Estuary near Warrnambool, Victoria, in Australia. Research interests include the maintenance and re-construction of aboriginal land relations among relatively "urbanized" indigenous communities and widely accepted notions about the constitution of "aboriginality" and the role "traditional practices" play in contemporary aboriginal political contexts.

jschwartz@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7706

Jordan Shapiro
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., Columbia College; M.P.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., African History, University of Michigan. Taught history at the University of Michigan; University of Oregon; University of California, San Marcos; Queens College (CUNY); and Yeshiva University High School for Boys.

jshapiro@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7906

Patricia Sharpe
Dean of Studies, Literature Faculty and Elizabeth Blodgett Hall Chair in Literature, Bard College at Simon's Rock

B.A., Barnard College; Ph.D., The University of Texas. Dean of Academic Affairs at Simon's Rock, 1993-2005; helped found Bard High School Early College in Manhattan, 2001-03; associate of Bard's Institute for Writing and Thinking; faculty member in English, The University of Michigan, 1972-1983, where she earned the class of 1923 Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching. Grants from the American Council of Learned Societies; National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Fulbright Program. Her writing is included in Time for Change: New Visions for High School (2006)Anthropology and Literature (University of Illinois Press, 1993)Gender and Scientific Authority (University of Chicago Press, 1996)Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality (University of Arizona, 1998);International Studies: Meeting the Challenge of Globalization (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998); and Tattoo, Torture, Mutilation and Adornment: The Denaturalization of the Body in Culture and Text (State University of New York Press, 1992, co-edited with Frances E. Mascia-Lees). Co-author, with Frances E. Mascia-Lees , Taking a Stand in a Post-Feminist World: Toward an Engaged Cultural Criticism (SUNY Press, 2000).

psharpe@simons-rock.edu
718-361-3133 x6817


William Sherman
Physics Faculty
ScB., Mathematics and Physics, Brown University; PhD. Physics, University of Pennsylvania; Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, New York University. Staff scientist in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory 2006-2012. Dr. Sherman’s research focuses on structural DNA nanotechnology: using the natural tendency of DNA strands to wind together to build very small structures and machines. He is a leading expert on the architecture of complex DNA nanostructures, and has collaborations with numerous laboratories. He built a walking DNA construct that held the world record for smallest robot. He has one patent, and has published in Nature Nanotechnology, Nano Letters, Science, Biophysical Journal, Physical Review B, Journal of Computational Chemistry, Surface Science, etc. He has mentored a prize-winning postdoctoral researcher, and a prize-winning high school student, in addition to numerous undergraduates. His hobbies include social, competitive, and performance ballroom and salsa dancing. wsherman@bhsec.bard.edu
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Valeri Thomson
Founding Principal,
Biology Faculty

B.A., Bard College; M.A., Ed.M., M.Ph., Ph.D., Columbia University. Director of Immediate Science Research Opportunity Program at Bard College, 1998-2007; research scientist at Rockefeller University; visiting faculty in Bard's Master of Arts in Teaching Program; associate of Bard's Institute for Thinking and Writing. Articles published in Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Molecular Biology, and Plasmid. Primary research interests include factors underlying pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis; and development expression of the neuronal NMDA receptor in zebrafish.

thomson@bard.edu
718-361-3133 x8002

Anne Turyn
Visual Arts Faculty

B.F.A. Antioch College, Fine Arts; M.F.A. S.U.N.Y. Buffalo in Fine Arts/Photography; M.A. C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center in Linguistics.Exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; Denver Art Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Los Angeles County Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and The New Museum, NY. Has written/published Missives, Alfred van der Marck Editions, 1985, Top Top Stories,City Lights Publishers, 1991. Publisher and editor of Top Stories, a prose periodical (1979-1991). Taught at Pratt Institute, School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union, Bard College, California Institute of the Arts, S.U.N.Y Purchase. Awards include 1994 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1991; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellowship, 1990; Art Matters, Inc. Grant, 1988; New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, 1986; and the New Face in Fine Art Photography Award from American Photographer magazine.Interests include photography, artists' books, language.

aturyn@bhsec.bard.edu
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Stefan Weisman
Music Faculty

B.A., Bard College; M.M, Music, Yale University; Ph.D., Music, Princeton University. Taught at Princeton University, The Juilliard School's Music Advancement Program, and The City College of New York. Music released by Albany Records and New Amsterdam Records. Resident Artist at the HERE Arts Center, where he is developing an evening length chamber opera. For more see: www.stefanweisman.com

sweisman@bhsec.bard.edu
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Michael Woodsworth
Social Studies Faculty

B.A., History, McGill University; M.A., Journalism, New York University; Ph.D., History, Columbia University. Teaching Fellow, Columbia, 2006-2012. Areas of research include New York City history, American political history, Canadian-American relations, and the welfare state. Formerly a newspaper editor, his writing has lately appeared in The NationThe Daily, and Bookforum, as well as the International Journal of Canadian Studies.

mwoodsworth@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x7706

Marina Woronzoff
Faculty in Literature and Learning Commons Coordinator

B.A., French and Russian, Smith College; Ph.D. Russian Literature, Yale University, M.A. Slavic Languages and Literatures (specializing in linguistics); recipient of Giles Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities and Edward H. Butler Fellowship; taught Russian language at Sarah Lawrence College, Russian language and literature at Yale University; published on Anna Akhmatova, worked as editor and writer for edf.org and non-profit foundations preserving Russian culture and history; translator and contributor for New York Review of Books Blog; research interests include feminist criticism, gender theory, Russian women poets.

mworonzoff@bhsec.bard.edu
718-361-3133 x6942