Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

COVID & The Adolescent Mind

Wednesday, September 22


We invite you to join us for an online conversation about the impacts of COVID on the adolescent mind with acclaimed psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere and two of our newest Simon’s Rock deans, presented by the Great Pine Society of Bard Academy and Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
The conversation will be held live via Zoom on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET. 
The lives of adolescents were disrupted by the pandemic at a critical inflection point--and while not always visible but often deeply felt, the impact of COVID on our teens is real.

Dr. Jeffrey Gardere will address concerns and questions from parents and educators in conversation with Dean of Faculty and Curricular Development, Brendan Mathews, and Dean of Studies, Kristy McMorris. The webinar will be available for viewing after the event, but we hope you will join us live to lend your questions and thoughts to the discussion. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to with questions.
About Our Panelists

Known as "America's Psychologist," Dr. Jeffrey Gardere is an author and television commentator and a widely sought-after expert in the field of mental health. He is an Associate Professor and Course Director of Behavioral Medicine at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jeff, as he's known, is also a two-time Simon's Rock parent. Dr. Jeff was the host of VH1's "Dad Camp," and recently was the psychologist on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
Brendan Mathews is the newly appointed Dean of Faculty and Curricular Development at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Previously he was the Division Head for Languages and Literature at Simon's Rock. Brendan is the author of This Is Not a Love Song and The World of Tomorrow, both published by Little, Brown and Co. This Is Not a Love Song was longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Awards and shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. The World of Tomorrow was named an Honor Book by the Massachusetts Book Awards and longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. 
Kristy McMorris is the newly appointed Dean of Studies at Bard College at Simon's Rock. Previously she was Dean of Bard Academy. She began her work as a member of the faculty in Literature at Bard High School Early College in Queens, New York. She was the founding director of the Bard Early College at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy and was Bard Fellow at Bard College at Simon's Rock from 2016 to 2018. Dr. McMorris is an associate for the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking.

Cost: Free

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