Division of Social Sciences

Jenna Feltey Alden

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., American Studies, Wesleyan Univerity; M.A. and Ph.D., U.S. History, Columbia University. Doctoral dissertation, “Bottom-Up Management: Participative Philosophy and Humanistic Psychology in American Organizational Culture, 1930-1970,” explores the transformation of American corporate culture in the years surrounding World War II, when people started talking about teams and their feelings in the workplace.  Research interests include popular psychology, 20th-century religion, consumer culture, and business history.  Advised the Queer Straight Alliance and helped lead impromptu knitting tutorials at BHSEC Queens. 
E-mail: jalden@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7706

Brittany Brown

Social Studies Faculty
E-mail: bbrown@bhsec.bard.edu

Matthew Leonard Cohen

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., Politics, Law, and Society, Bard College at Simon’s Rock; M.A. and Ph.D., Government, The University of Texas. Research on international conflict; international political economy; the relationship between domestic and international politics; political methodology and econometrics and game theory. Dissertation used statistical analysis and formal models to explore the role of US and Iraqi domestic politics in the 2003 war in Iraq. Served in the Peace Corps in Kazakhstan from 2000 to 2002.
E-mail: mcohen@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7706

Zane Curtis-Olsen

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., History, Duke University. Ph.D., US History, Yale University. Particular interests in urban history; his thesis examined the affordable housing policy and politics in the city of Philadelphia from the Civil Rights-era to the era of Welfare Reform.  At Yale, Zane also gained three years of experience as a teaching fellow. 
E-mail: zcurtisolsen@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-9479 x4082

Robert Greenberg

Social Studies Faculty
B.A. American Studies, Stanford University; General Course Student, London School of Economics; M.B.A., Harvard Business School; M.A., Computers and Education, Teachers College of Columbia University. Former executive vice president of Kaplan, Inc.; founding president of Kaplan University Online.
E-mail: rgreenberg@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 914-315-4150

David Meskill

Social Studies Faculty
A.B. cum laude, Modern European History, Harvard University; M.A. mit Auszeichnung, Medieval and Modern European History, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität; Ph.D., Modern European History, Harvard University. Taught at Harvard College; Boston University; M.I.T.; Colorado School of Mines; and Dowling College, as well as at several middle schools in an exchange program in Japan. Published the book Optimizing the German Workforce: Labor Administration from Bismarck to the Economic Miracle in 2010. Articles, reviews, and chapters on economics in Germany, the history of psychology, and intellectual history have appeared in the journals Critical Review; Essays in Economic and Business History; German History; The Historical Society; and History of Psychology. He is currently working on a book that proposes a revision of historical method.
E-mail: dmeskill@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7706

Isaac Miller

Social Studies Faculty
B.A., History and Classics, San Francisco State; M.A. and Ph.D., History, University of California at Berkeley. Taught at Stanford University; Oberlin College; and the University of Melbourne, Australia. Areas of research include European intellectual history, notably medieval theology and the recurrence of Aristotelianism.
E-mail: imiller@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 212-995-8479 x4082

Suzanne Schulz

Social Studies Faculty 
B.A., Bard College; M.A., Asian Cultures and Languages; and Ph.D., Media Studies, Department of Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin.  M.A. thesis: “The Real Picture: Modes of Realism and Paths of Transnationalism in Post-Independence Indian Cinema.”  Dissertation: “Lucknow Screens: Cinema, State and Everyday in Postcolonial India.” She has received fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Fulbright Foundation, and the ACLS-Mellon Foundation, has published book chapters and journal articles on the intersection between politics and film in India, and has translated Hindi writer Amritlal Nagar’s “Seven Years of Film Experience.”  Suzanne is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at Hunter College. She has taught at the University of Texas and at Baruch College. 
E-mail: sschulz@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7706

Jordan Shapiro

Social Studies Faculty 
B.A., History, Columbia College; M.P.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., African History, The University of Michigan. Taught history at The University of Michigan, University of Oregon, University of California, San Marcos, Queens College (CUNY), and Yeshiva University High School for Boys.
E-mail: jshapiro@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7906

Michael Woodsworth

Social Studies Faculty 
B.A., History, McGill University; M.A., Journalism, New York University; Ph.D., History, Columbia University. Teaching Fellow, Columbia University, 2006-2012. Areas of research include New York City history; American political history; Canadian-American relations; and the welfare state. Formerly a newspaper editor; writing has appeared in The Nation; The Daily; and Bookforum; as well as the International Journal of Canadian Studies.
E-mail: mwoodsworth@bhsec.bard.edu
Phone: 718-361-3133 x7706

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