Peg Peoples

Peg Peoples
Peg Peoples (B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts) is the Director of the Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking. She has been a Bard faculty member since 2005, teaching writing and First Year Seminar, leading and organizing faculty development workshops and programs, and consulting on curriculum development both nationally and internationally. Prior to Bard College, she taught at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts & Sciences in New York City and Pratt Institute, and was Associate Director of the National Academy of American Poets and prior Publishing Director of Alice James Books. From 2010 – 2012, Peg was the Bard Faculty Representative and Director of College Writing at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she helped develop the General Education Curriculum, the First Year Seminar Program, established a Writing Center, and inaugurated AUCA’s Language & Thinking Program.Peg is a member of the Education Advisory Group for the Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, works closely with the network of Bard High School Early Colleges, and Bard College’s International partner institutions, and serves on the Faculty Educational Oversight Committees of the American University of Central Asia and Smolny College of St. Petersburg in Russia. In her role as director, she oversees both the national and international programing of the Bard Institute for Writing & Thinking, and the Bard Language and Thinking Program. Her most recent publication is “Empowering Students through Language & Critical Thinking” forthcoming in Education Studies, a special edition on the liberal arts and sciences published by the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia. She is especially interested in the transfer of new skills into the classroom, and helping teachers develop practices that foster higher order thinking and life-long learning skills.Peg Peoples, Bard College

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