Core Program Faculty

John Cullinan, chairAssociate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Number Theory
PhD: University of Massachusetts
Office: Albee 300
Email: cullinan@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587104
Website: faculty.bard.edu/cullinanJohn Cullinan, chair
B.A., Bates College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst. Visiting Assistant Professor, Colby College (200506), Visiting Assistant Professor, Bard College (200608). Articles in Journal of Algebra, Mathematics of Computation, International Journal of Number Theory, Manuscripta Mathematica, Indagationes Mathematicae, Journal de Theorie des Nombres de Bordeaux. Specialization: Number Theory, Representation Theory. At Bard since 2006. 
Ethan BlochProfessor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Topology
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 317
Email: bloch@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587266
Website: faculty.bard.edu/blochEthan Bloch
B.A., Reed College; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. Instructor, University of Utah (1983–86). Author, A First Course in Geometric Topology and Differential Geometry (1996); Proofs and Fundamentals: A First Course in Abstract Mathematics (2000; second edition 2010); The Real Numbers and Real Analysis (2011). Articles in Topology, Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, Topology and Its Applications, Discrete and Computational Geometry, Fundamenta Mathematicae, Israel Journal of Mathematics, Beiträge zür Algebra und Geometrie, and Geometriae Dedicata. Recipient, National Science Foundation grant (1985–87). Member, American Mathematical Society. Specialization: geometric topology. At Bard since 1986. 
Mark HalseyVice President for Institutional Research and Assessment; Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Graph Theory
PhD: Dartmouth College
Office: RKC 218
Email: halsey@bard.edu
Phone: 8457522336
Website: bard.edu/docMark Halsey
B.A., Hobart College; A.M., Ph.D., Dartmouth College. Assistant professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1984–89). Member, American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America; full fellow, Institute for Combinatorics and Its Applications. Articles in Discrete Mathematics, Discrete Applied Mathematics, and Journal of Combinatorial Theory. National Science Foundation grants for pure and applied discrete mathematics research experience for undergraduates (1988–89) and advanced computing environment for the sciences (1991–93). Faculty, The Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Bard College. (1989– ) Associate Professor of Mathematics.
Interests: Research Interests: dimensional parameters of graphs; domination in graphs
 Other Interests: architecture; science education; cycling

Matthew JungeAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Probability
PhD: University of Washington
Office: Albee 301
Email: mjunge@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587093
Website: mathjunge.comMatthew Junge
B.A., B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Washington. William W. Elliott Research Assistant Professor and Assistant Research Professor of Mathematics, Duke University (2016–2019). Publications include, among many others, “Recurrence and Transience for the Frog Model on Trees,” Annals of Probability; “Choices, Intervals, and Equidistribution,” Electronic Journal of Probability; “Stochastic Orders and the Frog Model,” in Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré; and “Site Recurrence for Coalescing Random Walk,” Electronic Communications in Probability. Served as adjunct professor in prisons at the University of North Carolina and women’s prison instructor for the Freedom Education Project Puget Sound. Specialization: probability, statistical physics, and mathematical biology. At Bard since 2019. 
Stefan MendezDiezAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Mathematical Physics
PhD: University of Maryland
Office: Albee 315
Email: smendezdiez@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587093
Website: faculty.bard.edu/smendezdiezStefan MendezDiez
B.S., B.A., University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Maryland. Taught at Utah State University, University of Alberta and University of Maryland. Research focuses on the mathematics underlying supersymmetric high energy physics. Articles in Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Communications in Mathematical Physics, and Letters in Mathematical Physics. Memberships include Mathematical Association of America and Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. At Bard since 2016. 
Lauren RoseAssociate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Algebraic Combinatorics
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 305
Email: rose@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587362
Website: faculty.bard.edu/roseLauren Rose
B.A., Tufts University; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University. Taught at Ohio State University, Wellesley College. Visiting scholar, Mathematics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bunting Institute Science Scholar, Radcliffe College. Research interests: algebraic combinatorics, commutative algebra, discrete geometry. At Bard since 1997. 
Silvia SacconVisiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Commutative Algebra
PhD: University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Office: Albee 318
Email: ssaccon@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587267Silvia Saccon
Laurea, telecommunication engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy; MS, PhD, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Taught at the University of Buffalo and Case Western. Was a dean’s fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas and a teaching postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. Articles in Communications in Algebra, Journal of Commutative Algebra. Recipient, University of Buffalo’s EXCITE Grant (declined), Active Learning+ and Nord Grants. Specialization: commutative algebra. At Bard since 2018. 
Steven SimonAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology
PhD: New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Office: Albee 311
Email: ssimon@bard.edu
Phone: 8457584720
Website: faculty.bard.edu/ssimonSteven Simon
B.A., Yale University; Ph.D., New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Research interests include geometric combinatorics, algebraic topology, and discrete and computational geometry. Articles in Israel Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A, Geometriae Dedicata, and Journal of Geometry. Presented talks at numerous universities and institutes throughout the United States and internationally in Berlin, Paris, Budapest, and Mexico City. Previously taught at Wellesley College, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and New York University. At Bard since 2016. 
Japheth WoodVisiting Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Universal Algebra
PhD: UC Berkeley
Office: Albee 301
Email: jwood@bard.edu
Phone: 8457587191
Website: faculty.bard.edu/jwoodJapheth Wood
B.A., Washington University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Research interests include universal algebra, tame congruence theory, semigroups, and voting theory. Articles published in Algebra Universalis, International Journal of Algebra and Computation, and Semigroup Forum. Member, American Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.