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Felicia Keesing Project Director

Felicia Keesing, a biologist, studies the ecology of infectious diseases and has published over 75 scientific papers. In 2009, she served on the steering committee for Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education, a national education conference held in Washington, DC.


Philip Pardi Project Director

Philip Pardi has taught at Bard since 2005. He is Director of College Writing and Co-Director of the Center for Curricular and Faculty Development. He teaches in the literature program.


Mark Halsey Steering Committee Member

Mark Halsey is Vice President for institutional Research and Assessment and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bard College. He has extensive training and experience in assessment of student learning.


​Brooke Jude Steering Committee Member

Brooke Jude is a microbiologist and an Assistant Professor of Biology at Bard College. In addition to her scientific publications, she has written several papers on using microbes in teaching. Jude was the founding director of Bard’s innovative Citizen Science program.


​Michael Tibbetts Steering Committee Member

Michael Tibbetts is a Professor of Biology at Bard College. The Chair of the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing, Tibbetts has been a leader in the transformation of courses for non-majors and currently offers two, one on Obesity and another on Identity.