Division of Mathematics and Science

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.

Arein Duabies

Faculty in Mathematics

Parul Kashyap

Faculty in Biology
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 brining the accessibility of science closer to them. The experience of working with high school aged students was enriching that 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 thorough 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.

Chuan Liu

Faculty in Chemistry
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Miami; B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University

Dr. Liu was born and raised in Beijing, China. As an organic chemist during his Ph.D. research, he synthesized a novel class of porphyrin-based dyes and studied the supramolecular chemistry of their nanostructures. He also participated in the development of a drug-loaded hydrogel-coated microwire array platform for brain machine interfaces designed to eliminate foreign body response in paralysis treatment. Dr. Liu has been dedicated to teaching and inspiring a highly diverse student body and is experienced in working with students with disabilities. He was a chemistry lab instructor at the University of Miami when in graduate school. Before coming to Bard DC, he was a chemistry professor at Miami Dade College and a prison teacher at the Everglades Correctional Institution. In his teaching, he aims to let students truly comprehend underlying chemical principles in nature as well as explore the fun of chemistry not found in the textbook. He is a caring and patient teacher who helps ensure every student’s success at any cost. Outside work, Dr. Liu geeks out on European classical music, especially its harmony and counterpoint, and has been playing the piano since he was six. In addition, he loves the medical field, rollercoasters, Asian cuisine, and playing sports.

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.  I grew up in Massachusetts where I enjoyed spending time playing sports, learning music, and hanging out with I have a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, with experience in higher education for 20 years. I have done neuroscience research published in peer reviewed journals. I have taught Biology (General Biology, Genetics, Anatomy & Physiology, and other courses) at many different schools, including Winston-Salem St Univ and Brooklyn College/CUNY. I enjoy a good baseball game, science fiction, taking long walks, and would like to travel more. I am originally from southern New Jersey, so if I sound funny saying “water” or “hot dog” you now know why.

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