Mathematics Program Faculty

Ethan Bloch, directorProfessor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Topology
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 317
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587266
Website: faculty.bard.edu/bloch
Ethan Bloch, director
Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Topology
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 317
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587266
Website: faculty.bard.edu/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. 
John CullinanProfessor of Mathematics
Specialization: Number Theory
PhD: University of Massachusetts
Office: Albee 300
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587104
Website: faculty.bard.edu/cullinan
John Cullinan
Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Number Theory
PhD: University of Massachusetts
Office: Albee 300
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587104
Website: faculty.bard.edu/cullinan
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. 
Charles DoranDistinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Physics
PhD: Harvard University
Office: Albee 318
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587267
Website: www.charlesdoran.net/Charles Doran
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Algebraic Geometry, Mathematical Physics
PhD: Harvard University
Office: Albee 318
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587267
Website: www.charlesdoran.net/
A.B., A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University. His research centers on the arithmetic, geometry, topology and physics of CalabiYau manifolds. His previous faculty positions have been S. Chowla Research Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University (19992000); VIGRE/Ritt Assistant Professor, Columbia University (20002004); Assistant Professor/Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington (20032011); Associate Professor/Professor, University of Alberta (20082021). He has held the McCalla Professorship of Science at the University of Alberta (20132014), the Visiting Campobassi Professorship of Physics at the University of Maryland (20152017), a Visiting Professorship of Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics at Brown University (20172018), and is an Associate Member of the Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications at Harvard University (2018present); he was the Director of the Alberta site of the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (20092015). He has published articles in numerous refereed publications, including Communications in Mathematical Physics, Advances in Mathematics, Research in the Mathematical Sciences, Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Communications in Number Theory and Physics, Israel Journal of Mathematics, SIGMA, and Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was awarded the Merten M. Hasse Prize of the Mathematical Association of America for his paper "From Polygons to String Theory" with former Ph.D. student, Ursula Whitcher; he is the recipient of grants and awards from, among others, Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation, Mathematical Association of America, and the Government of Alberta. Specialization: Algebraic Geometry and Mathematical Physics. At Bard since 2022. 
Caitlin LeversonAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: LowDimensional Topology
PhD: Duke University
Office: Albee 301
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587093
Website: faculty.bard.edu/cleverson/
Caitlin Leverson
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: LowDimensional Topology
PhD: Duke University
Office: Albee 301
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587093
Website: faculty.bard.edu/cleverson/
B.A., Wellesley College; Ph.D., Duke University. Research interests include lowdimensional topology, symplectic topology, contact topology, and knot theory, with particular interest in threedimensional contact topology and knot homologies. Articles in Journal of Commutative Algebra, Journal of Symplectic Geometry, Pacific Journal of Mathematics and Quantum Topology. Recipient of a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and numerous teaching, research, and travel awards from Duke University, Wellesley College and the American Mathematical Society. Previously taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Bard since 2020. 
Stefan MendezDiezAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Mathematical Physics
PhD: University of Maryland
Office: Albee 315
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587093
Website: faculty.bard.edu/smendezdiez
Stefan MendezDiez
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Mathematical Physics
PhD: University of Maryland
Office: Albee 315
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587093
Website: faculty.bard.edu/smendezdiez
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. 
Daniel NewsomeVisiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: History of Mathematics
PhD: CUNY Graduate Center
Office: Bard Learning Commons
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587812
Website: D.NewsomeFrontPorch
Daniel Newsome
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: History of Mathematics
PhD: CUNY Graduate Center
Office: Bard Learning Commons
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587812
Website: D.NewsomeFrontPorch
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture (19861989); B.A. Physics, Bard College (2002); Ph.D. History of Science, CUNY Graduate Center (2012). Previously taught at John Jay College, Stevens Institute of Technology, New York City College of Technology, NYU's Gallatin School, Columbia University, Bard Prison Initiative, Bard Citizen Science, and Bard L&T. Given papers and talks in numerous venues including The Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, The International Medieval Congress Leeds, The Renaissance Society of America's Annual Conference, The Conference on Science, Technology and the Humanities at Stevens Institute of Technology, and several colleges, prisons, and high schools in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Research interests include medieval mathematics and natural philosophy, medieval Islamic science, early microscopy, and the history of evolution. At Bard since 2013. 
Lauren RoseAssociate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Algebraic Combinatorics
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 305
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587362
Website: faculty.bard.edu/rose
Lauren Rose
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Algebraic Combinatorics
PhD: Cornell University
Office: Albee 305
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587362
Website: faculty.bard.edu/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. 
Steven SimonAssistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology
PhD: New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Office: Albee 311
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457584720
Website: faculty.bard.edu/ssimonSteven Simon
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Geometric Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology
PhD: New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Office: Albee 311
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457584720
Website: faculty.bard.edu/ssimon
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 WoodDirector of Quantitative Literacy
Continuing Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Universal Algebra
PhD: UC Berkeley
Office: Albee 304
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587191
Website: faculty.bard.edu/jwoodJapheth Wood
Director of Quantitative Literacy
Continuing Associate Professor of Mathematics
Specialization: Universal Algebra
PhD: UC Berkeley
Office: Albee 304
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 8457587191
Website: faculty.bard.edu/jwood
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.