Division of Mathematics and Science

Sulaiman Adeoye

Faculty in Mathematics

Adrian Allen

Faculty in Biology

Victoria Bampoh

Faculty in Chemistry
BS, MPhil, University of Cape Coast; MS, PhD, Syracuse University.      
Dr. Victoria Bampoh grew up in Ghana but in 2006, she moved to America with a scholarship to pursue a PhD program in chemistry at Syracuse University, New York. She completed her doctoral degree in 2012 and was employed as a lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Rochester. At the University of Minnesota, she was involved in Innovative Teaching and Learning research for four years and then moved to Maryland in 2016. She taught chemistry at Bard High School Early College, in Baltimore, from August 2016 to June 2020. Besides teaching, she loves gardening, traveling, playing the piano, and singing Christian songs with her husband, Bismark, and son, Benard, every Sunday at church.

Vanessa Falcao

Faculty in Chemistry and Mathematics

Dr. Falcao has been an educator for over 10 years, teaching Chemistry and Biochemistry in higher education (Auburn University, 2019-2022; University of Miami 2014-2018, Miami Dade College 2013). Dr Falcao is a versatile teacher, teaching several different courses like Physics, General Chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry for Health Sciences, and Biochemistry. Dr. Falcao plans her classes with student-centered activities, focusing on active learning. She wants to make sure all students participate and have a sense of belonging in her classroom. Dr Falcao did 4 years of post-doctoral at Ohio State University and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, working with the production of vaccines using algae and Algal biofuels. Her PhD was on the biological clock of algae, specifically the nitrate uptake. Lately, in partnership with Auburn University, she shifted to educational research, working on a project to bridge the gap between models and representation in organic chemistry, developing contextualized activities to move between difficult topics like stereochemistry and reactions with 2D and 3D visualization.

Parul Kashyap

Faculty in Biology; Dean of Studies – STEM
BA, CUNY Hunter College; MA, CUNY Hunter College; MS, St. John’s University; PhD, St. John’s University.      
I was born and raised in Patna, India, and moved to New York in 2002 when I was 13 and have been a New Yorker since then, till I moved to the DMV area this past summer. I got my PhD from St. John’s University in 2018 in Biological Sciences. My doctoral research focused on studying the molecular mechanism of Transient Receptor Protein (TRP), a family of ion channels found all over the different parts of the body that are involved in sensing various sensations, ranging from pressure to heat (from food). During my doctoral studies, I took a year to teach at The NYC Charter High School at AECI in the South Bronx and loved the experience of working with high school-age students and bringing the accessibility of science closer to them. The experience of working with high school-aged students was enriching which led me to teach at the same high school and teach courses in Biology and Epidemiology and then college Forensic Science with a joint collaboration through Syracuse University. Along with teaching, I also introduced various STEM-focused after-school clubs to allow students to have access to science outside of the classroom. Outside the classroom, I enjoy reading books and attending book clubs, going on road trips with my family, and my personal mission to explore as many National Parks in the United States.

Tan Liu

Faculty in Mathematics

Andrew McCartney

Faculty in Mathematics
BA, William and Mary College; M.Ed., University of Virginia

Andrew McCartney received his M.Ed. in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia’s College of Education in 2018. He’s a veteran secondary teacher who formerly taught and worked in therapeutic special education environments for high school students with emotional disabilities. As a generalist, Andrew has taught across the entire high school curriculum but believes that giving students mathematical and technical skills is one of the best ways to put tools in their hands for the future. Andrew is currently working on research projects with colleagues related to issues of equity in educational offerings in Virginia public schools. His hobbies include photography, chess, baking, and hiking.

Daniel Williams

Faculty in Biology
BA, Rutgers University; PhD, Columbia University. 

Daniel’s PhD is in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Studies which he used primarily to study neuroscience and pharmacology. After a postdoc, at the NIH, Daniel spent 12 years at Winston-Salem State University where earned the rank of Associate Professor, including 3 peer-reviewed research papers. Afterward, Daniel was chair of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Mount Ida College, before eventually coming to Bard. Daniel has over 20 years of teaching experience in all levels of biology and in many different topics which he uses to increase student interest, skills, and success. His favorite courses to teach at Bard have been Anatomy and Drugs and Brain.

Yining You

Faculty in Physics
B.S, University of Science and Technology of China; Ph.D., University of Florida

Dr. You earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Florida, specializing in particle physics phenomenology. He was a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Engineering Physics and Texas A&M University. Dr. You’s research delves into intriguing topics such as direct detection of dark matter through superfluid helium, quantum thermodynamics, and effective string theory. His scholarly contributions have been featured in renowned journals such as the Journal of High Energy Physics and Physical Review A. In the Bard Network, Dr. You has been awarded a Bard Early College Research Grant and a Bard Early College Faculty Fellowship.

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