Peg Peoples holds a B.A. from the University of Alaska, an M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and is currently pursuing a PhD. in Archetypal Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute and further work at the Jung Institute in Zurich. She was Vice President for Education Initiatives at Bard College and the Director of the Bard College Institute for Writing & Thinking, 2012 - 2017. At Bard, Peg taught writing, First Year Seminar, led faculty development workshops, and consulted on program and curriculum development nationally and internationally. Prior to Bard College, she taught at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts & Sciences and Pratt Institute in NYC, 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 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 has worked closely with Bard’s network of High School Early Colleges, Bard’s International partner institutions, and served on the Faculty Educational Oversight Committees of the American University of Central Asia and the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences of St. Petersburg University in St. Petersburg, Russia. She’s led workshops and developed programs in Myanmar at Yangon and Mandalay Universities, Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania and elsewhere. Her most recent publication is “Empowering Students through Language & Critical Thinking” in Education Studies, a special edition on the liberal arts and sciences published by the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Russia. Peg is especially interested helping teachers and students develop writing and reflective practices that foster higher order thinking, individuation, and life-long learning. She’s been faculty member of the Bard College Language & Thinking Program since 2003.