Division of Mathematics and Science

Ayse B. Aydemir

Science Faculty
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, Biological Sciences. Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fordham University; Assistant Professor of Biology, Bard High School Early College. Awarded Alice L. Jee Memorial Young Investigator Award from the International Bone Mineral Society for research on bone cell differentiation. Has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in theJournal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, BONE and a book chapter in the Biomedical Engineering Handbook (CRC Press, 2006). Research interests include bone cell differentiation, bone mechanotransduction, and inflammatory bone loss.
E-mail: aaydemir@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Stewart Bachan

Science Faculty
B.S., University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. M.Phil., The Graduate Center, CUNY. Ph.D., The Graduate Center and Hunter College, CUNY, Chemistry (Organic Chemistry sub-discipline). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Foundation, CUNY; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York City College of Technology and New York Institute of Technology. Has published peer-reviewed research articles in the following journals: Organic Letters, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, and Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.
Email: sbachan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Stephen J. Chaterpaul

Science Faculty
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Ph.D. Stony Brook University, Organic Chemistry; Post-Doctoral Associate, Poly Technic Institute of New York University. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Hofstra University. Academic interests include Transition-metal catalyzed reactions, and natural products synthesis.
E-mail: schaterpaul@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Joseph Boateng Danquah Jr.

Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Mathematics, Buffalo State College; MS.Ed, Mathematics, Lehman College. Math for America (MFA) Master Teacher Fellowship Grant for Outstanding Teaching, 2012 – 2016; The New York Times Teachers Who Make a Difference Honoree, 2014. Taught mathematics at College of New Rochelle, Fordham University, Baruch College, and DeWitt Clinton High School before joining Bard High School Early College in 2014. Academic and research interests include Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory, and compatibility of instructors’ teaching styles and students’ learning styles.
E-mail: jdanquah@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

Denice Gamper

Science Faculty
B.S., St. Joseph’s College; M.S., St. John’s University. Instructor of science at Bishop Kearney High School, Brooklyn, 1980-2001. Awards include research fellowship for high school science teachers in medicinal chemistry, St. John’s University; research fellowship for high school science teachers in neurobiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
E-mail: dgamper@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Arturo Hale

Science Faculty
B.Sc., Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Chemical Engineering; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering; M.A.,Teachers College, Columbia University, Science Education. Worked many years as a research scientist at Bell Laboratories and OFS Labs in the areas of polymers science, fiber optics, holographic data storage and microelectronics. Involved in science mentoring programs for high school and college students. Holds twenty-four U.S. patents; published three invited book chapters and over thirty scientific articles. Awards include R&D 100 Award for the development of Tapestry Holographic Recording Media. Courses taught include Thermal Analysis of Thermosetting Polymers, Physics with Calculus, Conceptual Physics, 9th-Grade Physics, High School Chemistry, Science of Light and Color, and Physics of Sound and Music.
E-mail: ahale@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Adeodat W. Ilboudo

Science Faculty
B.S. in Cellular Biology and Physiology, University of Western Brittany (France), M.Sc in Fundamental and Applied Microbiology, University of Western Brittany (France). PhD in Biology and Health Sciences, University of Rennes 1 (France). Adjunct lecturer, University of Rennes 1.  Postdoctoral researcher, Hunter College, New York.  Academic and research interests include cancer health disparities, especially in prostate cancer, the mechanisms of metastasis in solid tumors, and Hepatitis B among first generation immigrants in the USA. 
E-mail: ailboudo@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Camilo Mesa

Mathematics Faculty
B.Sc. Mathematics, National University of Colombia at Medellin; Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder Mathematics instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder. Research interests include Noncommutative Geometry (Deformation quantization and index theory), stochastic processes, and modeling. 
E-mail: cmesa@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

Karmela Padavic-Callaghan

Science Faculty
B.A. and B.S University of Chicago, Physics and Mathematics; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Theoretical Physics. Awards include the Jordan Asketh Fellowship, the Renato Bobone Award and the Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship. Has published peer-reviewed scientific articles in Physical Review journals and Europhysics Letters. Science writing bylines in Scientific American. Research interests include novel geometries in ultracold atomic systems and quasiperiodicity and multifractality in tight-binding models. Teaching interests include the intersection of physics and art.
E-mail: kpadavic@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Heidi Reich

Mathematics Faculty
A.B., Russian language and literature, Dartmouth College; A.M., Russian language and literature, Stanford University; A.M., Slavic languages and literatures, Columbia University; Ph.D., mathematics education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Math for America (MFA) Master Teacher Fellowship Grant, 2005 – present. Taught mathematics at LaGuardia High School and Center for Talented Youth and mathematics education at Steinhardt School of Education, NYU. Research interests include the relationship between mathematics content and classroom discourse, alternative assessment and its effect on traditionally underrepresented groups in mathematics, providing equitable access to education to all NYC public school students, and the development of a rigorous definition of “rigor”.
E-mail: hreich@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

Zangwill (Sam) Rosenbaum

Mathematics Faculty
B.S., M.A., Brooklyn College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Rutgers University. Publications have appeared in Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Social Sciences; IEEE Transactions on Education; and Aequationes Mathematicae. Research interests include discrete mathematics; mathematical modeling in the social sciences; and Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT). 
E-mail: srosenbaum@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052

Gabriel Rosenberg

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Columbia University. Served as NSF/Gibbs Instructor at Yale University. Has given invited talks at Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Brown; Rutgers; and Harvard; as well as the Albany Group Theory Conference. Research has focused on the subject of group actions on trees. 
E-mail: grosenberg@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4131

Ben Rubenstein

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., Mathematics, Bard College; M.A.T., Mathematics, Bard College. Math Teacher at Bard High School Early College, 2006-present; Director of the Math Learning Center at Bard High School Early College, 2005-2006. Awarded Master Teacher Grant from Math for America for outstanding teaching. Research interests include combinatorial game theory, and Voronoi Tessellations.
E-mail: brubenstein@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

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