Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College
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Faculty Profiles

Meet the Simon’s Rock faculty. It’s an introduction we know you’ll find inspiring.

Ask a Rocker about Simon’s Rock faculty. Go ahead—we’ll wait.

You see, Rockers have a lot to say about how incredibly brilliant, talented and caring their advisors and professors are. They’ll go on at length, because of the lengths professors here go for their students.

Ben Krupka portrait

Art Studio as Sanctuary

Ben Krupka
Professor of Ceramics, Sculpture, 3D Design
 
 
 
Francisca Oyogoa portrait

Seeing Students as “Kindred Spirits”

Francisca Oyogoa
Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
 
 
Maryann Tebben portrait

Teaching at the Intersection of Food, Culture and Community

Maryann Tebben
Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
 
 

 

Mike Bergman portrait

We’re Moving Science Forward

Michael Bergman
Professor of Physics
 

 

Katie Boswell portrait

Cultivating a Heightened Appreciation for Human Diversity

Katie Boswell
Professor of Anthropology
 

 

Chris Coggins portrait

Trekking across the sacred groves of China for the chance of a lifetime

Chris Coggins
Professor of Geography and Asian Studies
 

 

 

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You’ll call your professors by their first names, you’ll meet for coffee and run into them in town or at the dining hall, or at a concert. You’ll come to think of them—and they’ll think of you—as especially bright and interesting colleagues.

Our professors don’t just teach fascinating classes; they advise, collaborate, counsel, nurture, and mentor. They’re practicing experts in their fields, which means they’re doing the work, too, not just assigning it.

-Raspberry '08

“I would definitely say that professor-student relationships are a lot closer just because of the size,” says Rasberry ’08. “I mean there are only about 400 of us. So it makes these relationships easier to develop. You could start with just a topic in class. You come to the professor, ‘you know, I’m really interested in this’ and then you start talking. It’s really easy. You’re just having a conversation. . .Our professors don’t just teach fascinating classes; they advise, collaborate, counsel, nurture, and mentor. They’re practicing experts in their fields, which means they’re doing the work, too, not just assigning it. They’re committed to excellent teaching, and they’re absolutely dedicated to their students.”