Division of Mathematics and Science

James Antonaglia

Science Faculty
B.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
E-mail: jantonaglia@bhsec.bard.edu

Haroula Argiros

Science Faculty
B.S., Nutrition and Food Science, University of Vermont; M.A. and Ph.D.,  Cell and Organismal Biology, New Mexico State University. Preparing for Future Faculty Scholar, 2010-11; Alan J. Kohn Endowed Fellow, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington, 2009. Teaching assistant at NMSU and mentored undergraduate research at NMSU and FHL. Publications have appeared in the Journal of Molecular Recognition and Cytoskeleton. Research interests include understanding the role that microtubules play in cell division and the network of proteins involved in ensuring accurate DNA segregation during mitosis.
Email: hargiros@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7737

Matthew Carlberg

Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Columbia University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., Teaching Secondary Mathematics, Bard College; 2010 Math for America Fellow. Previous teaching experience at International Community High School in the Bronx; East Side Community High School in Manhattan; and University of California, Berkeley, as a graduate student instructor. Publications on 3D modeling of indoor and outdoor environments using camera and laser data have appeared in IEEE conferences, including 3D Processing, Visualization, and Transmission and International Conference on Image Processing. Co-inventor on a pending patent for asynchronous digital circuits, including arbitration and routing primitives.
E-mail: mcarlberg@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7719

Christopher Chilas

Mathematics Faculty
B.A. Mathematics, Cornell University; M.S. Mathematics Education, St. John’s University; New York City Teaching Fellows; 2017 Math for America Fellow. Taught mathematics at the Lehman Alternative Community School and New Roots Charter School. Worked as Academic Advisor at the University of Georgia.
E-mail: cchilas@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7619

D. Kent Freeman

Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati; S.M. & Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University; M.A., Mathematics Education, New York University. Chartered Financial Analyst; 2009 Math for America Fellow. Worked for fifteen years in the financial industry. Taught mathematics at Ohio University. Research interests include applications of mathematics to finance and electromagnetic phenomena.
E-mail: kfreeman@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7919

Kuruna Giri, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
E-mail: kgiri@bhsec.bard.edu

Tyler Hicks

Mathematics Faculty
Sc.B., Applied Mathematics, Brown University; M.A., Mathematics of Finance, Columbia University; M.A., Secondary Mathematics Education, City College of New York; 2013 Math for America Fellow. Prior teaching experience at The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice; and Vanguard High School. Worked in financial services for five years as a risk management consultant and equities trading analyst.
E-mail: thicks@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7819

Sabrina Hussein

Mathematics Faculty
shussein@bhsec.bard.edu

Stephanie Kadison

Science Faculty
B.S., Neuroscience, Brandeis University; Ph.D., Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Hartwell Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan; Postdoctoral Associate at Weill Cornell Medical College. Mentored and supervised three students in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan; mentored graduate students at Weill Cornell; and taught genetics curriculum in the NYAS STEM afterschool and summer program to middle school students. Publications have appeared in the Journal of Comparative Neurology; Journal of Neuroscience; Developmental Biology; and as a chapter in the textbook Principles of Developmental Genetics. Research interests include neural crest specification; axon guidance; and neuromuscular junction formation.
E-mail: skadison@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x6373

Maria Felisa Lerum

Science Faculty
B.S., Chemistry, University of the Philippines, Diliman; Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Syracuse University. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mount Holyoke College and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2008-2010. Future Professoriate Program Participant, Syracuse University, 2007. Taught organic chemistry laboratory courses at Mount Holyoke College, 2010-2012; teaching assistant at Syracuse University, 2002-2007; laboratory instructor and coordinator at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1998-2002. Research articles published in Langmuir; Chemistry – a European Journal; Inorganic Chemistry. Research interests include organometallic chemistry; polymer science; and surface chemistry.
E-mail: flerum@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 xTBA

Sara Machleder

Science Faculty
B.A., Chemistry, Goucher College; Ph.D., Biophysics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Articles published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science; and the Journal of Physical Chemistry A. Research interests include the role of dynamics in catalysis; and finding new methods for identification of the reaction coordinate.
E-mail: smachleder@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 xTBA

Peri Mason

Science Faculty
B.S., Ecology, University of Georgia; Ph.D., Biology, Wesleyan University. Dissertation: studied the interactions and defenses of herbivores, plants and insects. Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she continued work on the interactions between plants, the insects that feed on them, and the predators, parasites and pathogens that attack the insects. She has taught both Animal Behavior (Purchase College) and Evolutionary Biology (University of Colorado).
E-mail: pmason@bhsec.bard.edu

Hannah McFadden

Learning Specialist Mathematics, Science
E-mail: hmcfadden@bhsec.bard.edu

June Morrison-Jones

Science Faculty
B.Sc., Chemistry, Brooklyn College; M.A., Science Education (Chemistry), Brooklyn College; M.P.H., Health Science, University of North Texas School of Public Health; Ed.M., Organization and Leadership, Teachers College of Columbia University; Ph.D., Health Studies, University of North Texas. Administrative Internship, Teachers College of Columbia University. Worked as academic team leader and served on the curriculum and oral defense committee at Middle College High School at LaGuardia Community College; served as department chair and lead teacher in Dallas Independent School; served as coach for students preparing for national and international science competitions. Presented papers at conferences on international AIDs (Bangok, Thailand ) and Infectious disease (Argentina). Publications include “The Role of Geographic Information System in Syphilis Prevention and Elimination,” Journal of Urban Health, and “Geographic Information System and Case Studies in Health, Interactive Teaching and Learning across Disciplines and Cultures. Research interests include health disparities; social determinants of health; and geographic information systems and disease.
E-mail: jjones@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 xTBA

Arup Mukherjee

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., Mathematics, Hunter College; M.A., Mathematics Education, Hunter College. Taught Mathematics at Brooklyn Technical High School. Interests include Table Tennis and Chess.
Email: AMukherjee@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7919

Joshua Mukhlall

Science Faculty
B. Sc., Chemistry, University of Guyana; M.A., Chemistry, Queens College; Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.Dissertation: “Chiral sulfurization for synthesis of antisense oligonucleotides.” Post-doctoral Research Fellow: research conducted at Queens College (CUNY) and Brookhaven National Laboratory; Project title “Synthesis and Characterization of Cyclic Phosphonium Ionic Liquids.” Taught at Queens College and LaGuardia Community College. Research articles in Inorganica Chimica Acta; Journal of Sulfur Chemistry; Nucleosides, Nucleotides& Nucleic Acids; and Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. Research interest: Investigation of chiral ammonium-based and phosphonium-based ionic liquids for potential use as solvents in stereoselective organic reactions.
E-mail: jmukhlall@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 xTBA

Suneeta Sundarsen Paroly

Science Faculty
Dr. Paroly obtained her BS and MS degrees in Zoology from University of Madras, India. She then came to Wesleyan University, CT to pursue her Ph.D. degree in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Weir in the Biology Department. Her thesis research involved studying function of the protein, Ppa during Drosophila embryonic development. She joined the laboratory of Prof. Cathy Mendelsohn at Columbia University, NY for her post-doctoral training. There, she focused on studying genes that are involved in embryonic kidney development in the mouse model. Currently a biology faculty at BHSECQ, Dr. Paroly continues to develop her research interest in cancer biology. She collaborates with the laboratory of Dr. Sanjai Pathak at Queens College, CUNY where her research has focused on studying proteins involved in the development of metastatic cancers. She recruits and engages BHSECQ students in her collaborative research projects at Queens College, especially during the summer months. Dr. Paroly is a recipient of Math for America (MFA) Master Teacher fellowship cohort of 2017.
E-mail: sparoly@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x6373

David Price

Mathematics Faculty
B.S., Mathematics, The University of Chicago; M.A., Teaching of Secondary Mathematics, Bard College; 2011 Math for America NYC Fellow. Prior teaching experience at The Bronx Academy of Letters and MS 223: The Laboratory School for Finance and Technology.
E-mail: dprice@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7719

William Sherman

Science Faculty
Sc.B., Mathematics and Physics, Brown University; Ph.D., Physics, University of Pennsylvania. Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry, New York University. Staff scientist in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2006-2012. Research focused on structural DNA nanotechnology: using the natural tendency of DNA strands to wind together to build very small structures and machines. Built a walking DNA construct that held the world record for smallest robot. Has one patent, and has published in Nature Nanotechnology; Nano Letters; Science; Biophysical Journal; PhysicalReview B; Journal of Computational Chemistry; and Surface Science. Mentored a prize-winning postdoctoral researcher; a prize-winning high school student; and numerous undergraduates. Hobbies include social, competitive, and performance ballroom and salsa dancing.
E-mail: wsherman@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x6917

Michael Wijaya

Mathematics Faculty
B.A., Mathematics, University of Rochester; Ph.D., Number Theory, Dartmouth College. His particular interests lie in the intersection between number theory and hyperbolic geometry. While at Dartmouth, Michael was both a teaching assistant and an instructor in the mathematics department.  After earning his doctorate degree Michael began his career as a mathematics teacher at the Loomis Chaffee School. He joins us after having gained three years of experience teaching advanced mathematics to high school students at the Loomis Chaffee School.
E-mail: mwijaya@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7619

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