"As an undergraduate at Reed College, I developed a firm belief in the value of a liberal arts education. I have found Bard to be a wonderfully appropriate place for my interest in teaching mathematics in an environment that encourages spirited inquiry, and maintains a nice balance between individuality and flexibility on the one hand, and a traditional curriculum on the other. I have now been teaching and doing mathematics for many years, but discussing great mathematical ideas with students and working on my own research are still just as exciting today as it was when I started."
"I was born in Norwalk, CT, in 1956, and spent part of my childhood in Connecticut and part in Savyon, Israel. I graduated from a public high school in Tel Aviv in 1974, I received a B.A. in mathematics at Reed College in 1978, and I received a Ph.D. in mathematics at Cornell University in 1983. My mathematical interests are in geometric topology, with a particular interest in simplexwise linear maps and the curvature of polyhedra. I am married, and have two teen-aged children."