The academic success of Bard Early College students reflects the dedication and expertise of our faculty. Our faculty are distinguished in their fields of study, trained in early college pedagogy, and committed to teaching adolescents. Approximately two-thirds of full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree in their discipline, and permanent, full-time faculty are certified in their states. Some college electives are taught by adjunct faculty. The average class size is 22.
At the 2021 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference, Jeffrey Peters (Baltimore) will lead a session entitled “Madness: Medicine or Politics?” which focuses on the social and political re-evaluation of “madness” as used in the 18th-century.
Dr. Mika Turim-Nygren (Literature, D.C.) was nominated by the Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanist for her essay, “Twain’s Modernism: Death of Speech in Huckleberry Finn as the Birth of a New Aesthetic” for the 1921 Prize in American Literature.
In February 2020, Zohra Saed (Queens) spoke about the history of Afghan poetry and read poems on the “The Greenspace,” WNYC Radio. She also shared her work on Langston Hughes in Central Asia and Global Harlem in April 2020 as part of an online film screening of “Looking for Langston” through the Poets House. Zohra also published poetry in a variety of venues, including, “Sister of my spine, with wearing war behind one ear” and “Just like Jalalabad” in Tinderbox Poetry Journal. The former poem was nominated for a Best New Poets 2020 award by the journal.