Division of Languages and Literature

Helene Coccagna

Faculty in Literature
BA, Bryn Mawr College; PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Benjamin Craig

Assistant Dean of Academic Life; Faculty in Literature
BA, Sonoma State University; MA, Texas A&M University; PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Christian Czaniecki

Faculty in Literature
BA, West Virginia University; MFA, Queens University of Charlotte

Matthew Flaherty

Faculty in Literature
BA, University of Minnesota; PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Flaherty came to Bard after graduating with a PhD in English from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled, Many-Sided Lives: Liberal Judgment and the Realist Novel, which argues that Victorian novelists used secondary characters to help readers appreciate the merit of conflicting opinions.
Publication links:
A Canon for Postcritical Literary Studies [forthcoming, link not yet available]
Post-Critical Reading and the New Hegelianism
Henry James at the Ethical Turn

Andrew McKelvy

Faculty in Spanish Language and Literature
BA, Grove City College; MA, Kent State University; PhD, American University
I started teaching at Bard in 2016, but I have been interested in languages and government since I was a kid in the 1990s. This pretty much explains why I teach what I teach: Spanish and political science, the former for 9th graders and the latter for Year 1s and Years 2s. I earned a bachelor’s degree in both subjects (as well as French) from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. I then got a master’s in Spanish translation from Kent State University in Ohio, and, eventually, I finished my Ph.D. in political science from American University in Washington, DC.

Rushie McLeod

Faculty in Literature
BA, University of California Los Angeles; MA, Southern New Hampshire University

Chelsea Nakabayashi

Faculty in Chinese
BA, University of Wisconsin Madison; MA, Johns Hopkins University; MA, University of Massachusetts Amherst; PhD, Beijing Normal University

Patrick Oray

Assistant Dean of Academic Life; Faculty in Literature
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA, PhD, University of Iowa
Dr. Patrick Brenus Oray, Jr., received his B.A. in English from the University of Illinois (1995) and his PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa (2013). As Faculty in Literature at BHSEC–Baltimore, Dr. Oray teaches Literature of the Americas (9th Grade), First Year Seminar (Year 1) and an elective course on Theories of Social Justice and Civic Engagement. In past years he has also taught electives in play writing and historical fiction. 

Jeffrey Peters

Faculty in Literature
BA, St. Mary’s College of Maryland; MA, St. John’s College; MAT, Towson University; PhD, Catholic University of America

Laura M. Quijano

Faculty in Spanish
BA, University of Mary Washington; MA, University of Maryland, College Park

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