Our Faculty

Brandon Abood

Faculty in Literature
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Washington; B.A. Journalism

Christa Adams

Faculty in Literature

Nicholas Altieri

Faculty in Mathematics

Alexandra Archer

Faculty in Mathematics
BS, Union University; MA, University of Missouri

Craig Atzberger

Faculty in Mathematics
Ph.D. Systems & Control Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; M.S. Management Science, Weatherhead School of Management; Advanced B.A. Mathematics, Occidental College

Ben Bagocius

Faculty in Mathematics
Ph.D. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.F.A. Creative Writing (Poetry), The New School, New York, NY; B.A. English, with distinction, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Irene Clement

Faculty in Spanish
M.A. Spanish, Kent State University; B.A. Social Work, Cleveland State University

Kristin Collins-Breyfogle

Faculty in History
Ph.D. Russian History, The Ohio State University; M.A. Slavic and East European Studies, The Ohio State University; M.A. Modern American History, Florida State University; B.A. History & Ancient Greek, University of New Hampshire

Jennifer Eccher

Faculty in Arts
M.F.A Dance through Hollins University in association with The American Dance Festival (Duke University), The Frankfurt Conservatory of Performing Arts (Germany) and The Forsythe Company (Germany); B.F.A. Dance Performance and Composition, Kent State University

Paul Hansen

Faculty in Literature
Paul Hansen joined the faculty of BHSEC Cleveland in 2017. He primarily teaches English courses in the high school program and the Seminar courses in the college program. Additionally, he offers literature electives related to his doctoral field of study, which is contemporary American fiction. Dr. Hansen earned an AA from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a BA in English and photography from Oberlin College, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin. 

Jessie Haas


John Hogue

Faculty in History
Ph.D. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; B.A. History, Kalamazoo College

Daniel Kenworthy

Faculty in Music
M.A. Music History and Early Music Performance Practice, Case Western Reserve University; B.M. Music Education, The College of New Jersey

Gwendolyn Kinebrew

Faculty in Biology
Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology, Temple University; M.A. Cell and Developmental Biology, Temple University; B.S. Biology, Arcadia University

Christian Lehmann

Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. Classics. University of Southern California; M.A. Classics USC; M.A. Comparative Literature, USC; B.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures, Bard College
Dr. Lehmann teaches courses in 9th grade Literature of the Americas, Year 1 seminar, and Greek and Roman mythology. His research interests are Latin poetry (especially Ovid), Roman intellectual life, and the novels of Charles Dickens. 

Evan McCormick

Faculty in Chinese
Evan McCormick teaches high school and college-level Chinese language and a college elective in Korean at Bard Early College in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently serving as Chair of the Chinese Program at campuses across the Bard Early College network 2020-2021. He lived and studied in Changchun in Northeast China for over 3 years (2000-2001; 2004-2006) and later completed his MA in Chinese literature at the University of Kansas (2014) and MS in Language Pedagogy (2012). Through generous Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program funding from the US Department of Education, he was able to study 3 academic years of Korean language both on campus at the University of Kansas and a summer program in South Korea.”

Amani Mende

Faculty in Special Education
BS, MEd, Cleveland State University

Alan Mintz

Faculty in Visual Arts
MA Ed in Art Education, Case Western Reserve University; MFA in Painting, Ohio University; BFA in Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art

Guy Risko

Dean of Studies; Faculty in Literature
MA, PhD, SUNY Binghamton, English Literature and Rhetoric; BA, University of Pittsburgh, Philosophy and English Literature.

Ángel Rolón

Faculty in Spanish
M.A. in Spanish – Latin American Studies, Cleveland State University; B.A. in Spanish, Ohio Wesleyan University

Sweer Shah

Faculty in Mathematics
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Cleveland State University; M.S. Mathematics, Cleveland State University; B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pune, India

Ling-Ling Shih

Faculty in Chinese
Ph.D. and M.A. Cultural Anthropology, State University of New York at Albany; M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Middlebury College; B.A. in English, California State University at Sacramento

Cory Steinbruner

Faculty in Mathematics

Jennifer Sweeney

Faculty in Literature
Ph.D. English, Literature, and Rhetoric, Binghamton University; B.A. English, University of Pittsburgh

Christine Ticknor

Faculty in Chemistry and Biology
Ph.D. Genetics, Yale University; M.Phil Genetics, Yale University; M.Ed. John Carroll University; B.A. Biology, Case Western Reserve University

Joshua Walker

Faculty in History
Ph.D., History, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., History, University of Maryland College Park, B.A., History, The Ohio State University.

Steven Wang

Faculty in Chemistry
Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.Ed., John Carroll University; B.S. in Environmental Science, Tunghai University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Maria Willard

Faculty in Physics
Ph.D. in Physics, University of Delaware; B.A. in Physics, University of Ioannina (Greece)

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