BHSEC Manhattan 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

Adrian Agredo
Literature Faculty
B.A., Bennington College; M.A.T., Bennington College. Has designed and taught extracurricular programming in poetry for At-Risk students as a resident teaching artist in seven NYC public schools; Coordinated the Bard Early College Academy (2010-2016); Fellow of The Academy For Teachers. Teaching and academic interests include 20th century American poetry, gender in literature, semiotics and street art as cultural signifier.
E-mail: aagredo@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061

Ashna Ali
Literature Faculty
B.A. Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University; M.A. and Ph.D., The Graduate Center, CUNY, Comparative Literature. Has been part-time faculty at The New School, Queens College, City College, CityTech, and Townsend Harris High School. Teaching and research interests focus on global postcolonial literature, gender and sexuality studies, critical race studies, and film and television studies. Publications appear or are forthcoming in Journal of Narrative Theory, Gender Sexuality Italy (g/s/i), the minnesota review, and Texte Zur Kunst.
E-mail: aali@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212.995.8479 x5061

Carly Arpaio
Physical Education Faculty
B.S., Physical Education, CUNY Queens College. M.A. in Adapted Physical Education, Adelphi University. Physical Education Teacher at BHSEC, 2013-present. 
E-mail: carpaio@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222

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, PhD
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 LettersOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry, and Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.
Email: sbachan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Samantha Bickel
Special Education Faculty
B.A. Lafayette College; MSED Hunter College. Undergraduate degree in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies. Graduate focus in adolescent special education in all core content areas. Previously taught general and special education mathematics at Belmont Preparatory High School in the Bronx from 2011-2017.
Email: sbickel@bhsec.bard.edu

Siska Brutsaert
Dean of Studies (on sabbatical, Spring 2018)
B.A., Cornell University; M.S., Kyoto University; Ph.D., Columbia University-Integrated Program in Cellular Molecular Biophysics; Post-doctoral Fellow, Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Research interests include molecular immunology, signal transduction mechanisms, and epigenetic control of gene regulation.
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4072

Tim Casey
Art Faculty
B.F.A., M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design. Painter; has had solo exhibitions at Pratt Gallery, Gabrielle Bryers Gallery, The Clocktower, and Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York City, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY. Work included in group shows at Artists’ Space, New York City; Margulies-Taplin Gallery, Miami; Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, and Pierogi Gallery, Sideshow Gallery, and Momenta Gallery, Brooklyn. Work in collections of National Gallery of Art; Jewish Museum; and other public and private collections. Reviews in Arts Magazine, Art in America, and the New York Times. Has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Tufts University, SUNY Purchase, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Middlebury College. 
E-mail: tcasey@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2011

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

Kyung Cho
Literature Faculty
B.A., Vassar College; M.F.A., University of Iowa. Has taught literature and creative writing at University of Iowa; Borough of Manhattan Community College; and School of Visual Arts.
E-mail: kcho@bhsec.bard.edu 
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

David Clark
Language Faculty
B.A., Oberlin College; M.A., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University. Interests include Latin literature of the late Roman republic and early Roman empire; ancient philosophy; New Testament. Has taught at Columbia University and Oberlin College. 
E-mail: dclark@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

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 interest 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

Randal Despommier
Music Faculty
B.M. (cum laude), Loyola University of New Orleans – jazz studies/saxophone performance, M.M., D.M.A., New England Conservatory – composition. Studies in piano performance and conducting and the Conservatory of Perugia, participated in composition master class at the Academia Musicale Chigiana, Siena, Italy. Research interests include: early music, jazz, modal and chromatic counterpoint, music and theology. Studies with: Malcolm Peyton, Anthony Coleman, Luigi Zaninelli, Edgar Alandia, Azio Corghi. Discography – “Sleep Now,” Zetune Record, A Coney Island of the Mind, Ferlinghetti Songs  – (release Spring 2015). 
E-mail: rdespommier@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2081 

Marjorie Deutsch
Speech and Language Pathologist
B.F.A. University of Utah,, Salt Lake City, UT., M.A. Communication Sciences, Queens College/CUNY. Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, NYC Department of Education; elementary, middle and high schools, NYS Early Intervention Provider. Prior to  Speech and Language Pathology, sound and film editor on documentary and feature films. Golden Reel Awards: “The Civil War”, produced by Ken Burns, “Places in the Heart”, directed by Robert Benton.
Email: mdeutsch@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: (212)  995-8479 ext. 4062

Anna Dolan
Theater Faculty
M.F.A. in Playwriting, Yale University; M.F.A. in Directing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Anna is a playwright and has written and produced over 30 plays. She has recently written a series of recitation/adaptation of literature: Jim Thompson’s “The Killer Inside Me,” an adaptation of “Men in the Sun,” for the Freedom Theater of Jenin and Kafka’s “The Trial.” 
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Paul DuCett
Language Faculty
B.A., Russian and Classics, Middlebury College; M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Hunter College; M.A., Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Salamanca; M.A. and Doctoral Candidate, Comparative Literature, City University of New York. Research interests include Pushkin, Don Juan myth and contemporary methods in foreign language teaching.
E-mail: pducett@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Daniel Freund
Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Reed College; Ph.D., Columbia University. Instructor and Writing Center Fellow at Columbia University, 2001-2007. Academic and research interests include urban, public health; and environmental history. 
E-mail: dfreund@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082

Ursula N. Embola
Literature Faculty
B.A., University of Buea; M.A., Manhattanville College; M.Phil., Drew University; Ph.D., Drew University. Has taught at Bard College, Manhattanville College, Mercy College, Montclair State University, and Westchester Community College. Recognized with Excellence in Adjunct Instruction Award by Mercy College. Teaching and research interests include Literatures of the African Diaspora, as well as English Composition. 
E-mail: uembola@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Fang Fu
Language Faculty
A.A., Fuzhou Teachers College, China; B.A., M.A., M.Ed., Columbia University; Ed.D. candidate, Columbia University. Teaching associate at Chinese Language Program at Columbia University; adjunct lecturer at City College and Baruch College, CUNY. Specializes in bilingual/bicultural education and international educational development. Areas of interest include modern Chinese literature and language. 
E-mail: ffu@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

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

Jonathan Goya
Science and Music Faculty
B.S., B.Mus. University of Arizona; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University. Research interests include protein degradation, applied statistics, and mass spectrometry. Also performs as a Baroque violin specialist and teaches at the Music Conservatory of Westchester.
E-mail: jgoya@bhsec.bard.edu

Joseph E. Gubbay
Adjunct Literature Faculty
B.A., Tufts University; J.D., New York University.  Appointed to the New York Criminal Court in 1999.  Appointed to the Supreme Court, Criminal Term 2004. Presiding Judge, Screening Treatment Enhancement Part for chemically dependent and dually diagnosed defendants charged with non-violent felonies (2004-2012); Presiding Judge Adolescent Diversion Part (2012); Presiding Judge Brooklyn Treatment Court (2016-present).
E-mail: jgubbay@bhsec.bard.edu

Julia Guerra
Language Faculty
B.A., American University; M.A., University of Maryland, College Park.  Has taught at University of Maryland, College Park; University of Phoenix, Columbia, Maryland; Maryland College of Art and Design.  Teaching and research interests include Maya and Aztec culture, spirituality and religion among Hispanic populations, and ethnicity and race in colonial Latin America. 
E-mail: jguerra@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081 

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

Elena Hartoonian
Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology (Caltech); M.A., mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder. Has taught mathematics and served as the mathematics director of a multicultural academic program at University of Colorado. Research interests include Number Theory, Mathematics Education: teaching critical thinking skills through mathematics, inclusive curriculum and pedagogy. 
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

William H. Hinrichs 
Dean of Academic Life, Bard Early Colleges
A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., Yale University. Has taught at St. Mark’s School, the Taft School, Yale University and BHSEC Queens. Publications include The Invention of the Sequel: Expanding Prose Fiction in Early Modern Spain (2011). Teaching and research interests include literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century Spain, flash fiction, and concepts of authorship and authorial property.E-mail: whinrichs@bhsec.bard.edu 
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4071

Zachary Holbrook
Literature Faculty
B.A., Bard College; Ph.D., New York University; Post-doctoral Lecturer, New York University; Peterson Visiting Professor, BHSEC Manhattan. Research interests include British Romanticism, pastoral poetry, and fantasy.
Email: zholbrook@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

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

Lee D. Johnson
Literature Faculty
B.A., University of California, Berkeley; Doctoral Candidate, Yale University. Program supervisor at Smolny College, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003; visiting assistant professor at Bard College, 2002-03; teaching assistant at Yale, 1995, 1998, 2000-01. Specializes in Slavic languages and literature.
Email: ljohnson@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Jesse Garcés Kiley
Literature Faculty
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.F.A. in Poetry/Creative Writing from Columbia University. Has taught Creative Writing and Composition at Columbia University, and as a bilingual elementary teacher in various schools across the country. Poetry has appeared in Oranges and Sardines.
E-mail: jkiley@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5061

Kent Kinzer
Language Faculty
B.A., Indiana University; M.A. and Graduate Certificate in Second and Foreign Language Teaching, University of Washington; finishing his PhD in Hispanic Studies at UW.  Taught both Spanish and Portuguese as a Predoctoral Instructor at the University of Washington and worked with study abroad students in Cádiz, Spain, and Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.  Research interests include the representation of monstrous bodies in contemporary Latin American narrative.
E-mail: kkinzer@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Andrea Kouklanakis
Language Faculty
B.A., Classics and Honors Program, Hunter College of the City University of New York; Ph.D., Classical Philology, Harvard UniversityResearch Interests: Homeric poetry, Comparative epic, Iambic poetry, Reception of the Classics in Afro-Latin American literature.E-mail: akouklanakis@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x5081

Alexis Lambrou
Art Faculty (Photography Teacher)
B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology; M.A., New York University. Has taught at the International Center of Photography, Sarah Lawrence College’s Social Justice Collective, The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, New York City’s Parks and Rec Centers, Photoville, My Viewpoint (located on the Cheyenne River Reservation). Received support for her teaching through Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Education, NYC Salt, Aperture Foundation, Magnum Foundation, and the Sioux YMCA. Has published in Education Week, The New York Times, and Anthropology Now. From 2012 – 2019 she managed Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Fellowship. Teaching and research interests include critical pedagogy, social justice, and recontextualizing archival photographs.
E-mail: alambrou@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2301

Michael Lerner
B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., New York University. Has taught at Barnard College, NYU; New School University; and Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. Awards include Best Dissertation in Urban History, Urban History Association. Publications include Dry Manhattan: Prohibition in New York City (2007). Teaching and research interests include 20th-century United States society and politics, American reform movements, popular culture, and U.S.-Pacific relations. 
E-mail: mlerner@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2282

Cindy Li
Special Education Faculty
B.A., New York University; M.A., New York University; MSED Hunter College.
Undergraduate research included capitalism in ecocities, homeless with urban trans youth, gender and sexualities in South Korean popular culture, surveillance of Black bodies in the United States, and E-sports. Graduate studies focused on Black and Asian American masculinities in hip hop, and special education services for diverse adolescent populations. Previous editorial work for Generasian, a side of rice, West 10th, The Social and Cultural Analysis Journal, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and Thieme Medical Publishers.
E-mail: cli@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4062

Pearl Marasigan
Dance Faculty
B.A., Hofstra University, Dance; M.A., Hunter College Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program. Teaching Artist at Third Street Music School, 2006-present; Teaching Artist at Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theater, 2007-2009; work-study participant at Peridance International School of Dance, 2003-2009; scholarship student at Bates College Dance Festival, 2003; and Participant of Paul Taylor Intensive, 2002. Awarded Rehearsal Grant from Field Artist Residency Program for upcoming HalloHalloInc production. Has performed for Vissi Dance Theater; Forces of Nature; Beth Soll and Company; Amanda Selwyn Dance Theater; and Tamara Saari Dance Collective. Founding director of HalloHalloInc. Approach to teaching dance is inclusive and is a reflection of the fusion of modern dance, ballet, African and Filipino folk dance. 
E-mail: pmarasigan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2092

Bruce Matthews
Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Virginia; M.A.R in Philosophical Theology, Yale Divinity School, magna cum laude; Doctorate in Philosophy, New School University, summa cum laude, winner of Hans Jonas Prize for dissertation. Founding member of the Bard High School Early College Faculty.  Has taught at Bard College as a Faculty Fellow, in Bard’s Clemente Program in New York City, through two Senior Fulbright Faculty Awards, has been Visiting Faculty at The University of Tübingen (2004-5) and The University of Freiburg (2011-12), and was Visiting Scholar in the Humanities Writ Large program at Duke University (2014-15). Field of research is German Idealism and Romanticism, focusing on the work of the philosopher F.W.J. Schelling (1775-1854). Recipient of numerous awards and grants, including two University of Chicago Teaching Awards, four AKC Research Awards and a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Has lectured extensively in the United States and in Europe, as well as in Turkey and India. Recent invited presentations include “Existence as the Inverted Idea, or the Transcendence of Ecstatic Immanence,” (Humboldt University, 2014), “Envisioning the Modern University: Schelling’s Vorlesungen über die Methode des akademischen Studiums” (University of Vienna, 2015); recent publications include “Schelling in the Anthropocene: A New Mythology of Nature,” (Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 2015), “Schelling: A Brief Biographical Sketch of the Odysseus of German Idealism,” in The Palgrave Handbook to German Idealism (2014), and “The New Mythology: Between Romanticism and Humanism,” in The Relevance of Romanticism (Oxford University Press, 2014), and “Rationality’s Demand of its Other: A Comparative Analysis of F.W.J. Schelling’s Unvordenklicheand Huineng‟s Wu-Nien,” (Comparativeand Continental Philosophy, 2012).  Books include the forthcoming intellectual biography, Schelling: Heretic of Modernity (2016), Schelling’s Organic Form of Philosophy: Life as the Schema of Freedom (SUNY 2011), and F.W.J. Schelling’s Berlin Lectures: the Grounding of Positive Philosophy (SUNY Press 2007).
E-mail: bmatthews@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-9479 x4082

Steven V. Mazie
Social Studies Faculty
A.B. (magna cum laude), Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Michigan (Political Science); postgraduate work, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Has taught at Bard College, 2005; New York University, 2002; and the University of Michigan, 1997-9. Honors include American Political Science Association Best Paper Award in Religion and Politics (2003); Charlotte C. Newcombe Fellowship (2000-2001); National Science Foundation research grant (2000); Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship (1993-94); and three awards for teaching excellence. Author of Israel’s Higher Law: Religion and Liberal Democracy in the Jewish State (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2006). Recent articles published in Polity; Perspectives on Politic; Field MethodsTheory and Research in Education; and Review of Faith and International Affairs; as well as the New York Times. Areas of specialization include political theory; and public law.
E-mail: smazie@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082

Thomas McVeigh 
Physical Education and Health Faculty 
B.S., Physical Education, SUNY Cortland; M.S.Ed., Students with Disabilities in Adolescent Education, The City College of New York; Physical Education and Special Education Teacher at Manhattan Academy for Arts and Language, 2010-2012.  Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222  
E-mail: tmcveigh@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x2222

Julie Mirwis
Special Education Faculty
B.S. University of Maryland, College Park; MSED Brooklyn College. Undergraduate degree in Family Studies. Graduate focus in adolescent special education. Previously taught special education at the High School of Economics and Finance. 

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

Benjamin Mikesh
Science Faculty
B.A., Mathematics and Physics, Brown University; M.S., Physics, University of Washington; J.D., Harvard Law School. NYC Teaching Fellow; former visiting researcher at Fermilab and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Past research topics include b-quark tagging algorithms for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). 
E-mail: bmikesh@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3081

Drew Miller
Health Education Faculty
B.S. Health Education and Physical Education, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed. Human Sexuality Education Candidate, Widener University.  Has experience teaching physical education and health education in both rural and urban settings.  His teaching and research interests include K-12 sexuality education, affective learning, LGBTQ safety and inclusivity, and holistic health education.  As a part of BHSEC, Mr. Miller and the ninth grade class of 2018 were the first school in the country to pilot “Safety First: Real Drug Education for High School Students”, a harm-reduction curriculum.  

Clare Nolan
B.A., Bard College. M.S.L.I.S., LMS Concentration, Pratt Institute. Services Librarian at the Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015-2017. Research interests include information literacy, media literacy, speculative fiction, and comics.
E-mail: cnolan@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052

Kinga Novak
Language and Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of Washington; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Lecturer in History at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay; Instructor in Spanish at NYU. Awards include a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award (Mexico, 2008-2009) and a Fulbright-García Robles Student Grant (Mexico, 2000-2001). Manuscript-in-progress is entitled Of Gratitude and Sorrow: A Visual History of Everyday Mexican Spirituality. Teaching and research interests include Latin American history, religion, popular culture, and social movements.
E-mail: knovak@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: (212) 995-8479 x4081

Michael Noyes
Mathematics Faculty
B.A., New York University; Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder.  Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo, 2011-2012.  Research interests include Combinatorics and Probability. 
E-mail: mnoyes@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x3101

Zoe Powers (Noyes)
Foreign Language Faculty, Registrar & Data Manager 
A.A., Bard High School Early College; B.A. Bard College; M.A. Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. Has taught at Bard High School Early College Newark. Teaching and research interests include Chinese language instruction, Chinese history and literature, international relations, and urban education.
E-mail: zpowers@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4075

Katherine A. Randall
Writing Center Coordinator
B.A., Barnard College; M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism. Has worked as editor and writer (full-time and freelance) at various publications.
E-mail: krandall@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4052

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

Petra Riviere
Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Haverford College. M.A., New York University. Education Program Associate, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2001-2006. Member (2003 – 2006) & workshop co-presenter (2006), New York City Museum Educator’s Roundtable. Published articles in The Bronx Museum’s permanent collection catalog, Collection Remixed (2005). Board member, Riverview Lighthouse Charter School (2005 – 2006). NEH Summer Institute participant, 2008 & 2010. Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Teacher Seminar participant, 2009. Taught at Urban Assembly Academy of History & Citizenship for Young Men, an all-boys public high school (2006 – 2011).
E-mail: priviere@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082

Ashley Rockenbach
Social Studies Faculty
B.A., University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia, 2015-2017. Teaching and research interests include 20th-century African History, refugee studies, and the history of humanitarianism and human rights.

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 ApplicationsDiscrete Applied MathematicsMathematical Social SciencesIEEE 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

Kara Studwell
Special Education Faculty 
B.A., Tufts University; MSED, Hunter College. Undergraduate research includes international relations and political science with a focus in comparative European politics as well as Italian language and culture. Graduate focus in adolescent special education, literacy intervention, and behavior modification. 
E-mail: kstudwell@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x 4062 

Melissa S. Turoff
Social Studies Faculty
B.A. Vassar College; M.A. University of California, Berkeley; finishing her Ph.D. in History at the University of California, Berkeley.  Has been part-time faculty at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study (NYU), at Rutgers University, has taught at LaGuardia Community College and was the Outreach Associate and Guest Lecturer at Columbia University’s South Asia Institute. Her teaching and research interests focus on the history of British Empire, modern South Asia, comparative imperialism in South Asia and the Middle East, and postcolonial theory
E-mail: mturoff@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082

Verónica Vallejo
Social Studies Faculty 
B.A., University of Scranton; M.A. Georgetown University; Doctoral Candidate, Georgetown University. Instructor at Georgetown University, 2007-2010. Research interests include the history of Latin America, New Spain in the eighteenth century and the social history of medicine. Member of the American Historical Association, Latin American Studies Association and the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 
E-mail: vvallejo@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4081

Nicholas Weber
Special Education Faculty
B.B.A., Management Baruch College; M.A. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati; MS.e.D. Special Education, City College of New York; M.A. Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; M.S. Educational Administration, Mercy College; MPA John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University where he specialized in research involving the intersection of K-12 education, queer theory, and transgender studies. Prior to his teaching at Bard, he taught at Murry Bergtraum for six years, and at over three dozen public schools on the Kindergarten through 12th grade levels as an Ambassador Teacher on Rotation. His current research interests involve economics, queer studies, educational access in New York City, and cultural anthropology. He has consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, multinational non-profits, research universities, and several G20 nations.
Email: nweber@bhsec.bard.edu

Matthew Zimbelmann
Arts Faculty
B.A., Anthropology, Binghamton University and Universidad de Sevilla; B.A. Music, City College of New York; M.A. Composition of Music, The Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College. Has songs in the network TV series Friday Night Lights and Hart of Dixie,the feature film The Watch, the documentary film Beyond Laughter and Tears, among others. Songwriting and production credits on The Old Nationals (2005) and The Concentrics’ Before All This (2015). Composed a series of chamber works, View from the Bluff (2001-2009). Performance credit on the Sony Pictures Classics feature Manny and Lo score written by John Lurie, conducted by Steven Bernstein. Studied with David Del Tredici, Hubert Howe, David Tronzo, David Fuiczynski, Captain Rich, and Black Diamond. Interests include nature, history, highbrow/lowbrow, strange sounds, and the pursuit of the perfect song.
E-mail: mzimbelmann@bhsec.bard.edu

Michael Zitolo
Science Faculty
B.A., New York University; M.A., Teachers College of Columbia University.  Physics Teacher at School of the Future, 2007-2017.  Math for America Master Science Teacher Fellow, 2013-Present.  Worked in a few of different labs during summers on topics related to astrophysics and mechatronics.  Teaching and personal research interests include Physical Computing, Mechatronics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology.
E-mail: mzitolo@bhsec.bard.edu