Dr. Kristy McMorris is the Dean of Bard Academy at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Dr. McMorris holds a B.A. in English from Howard University as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University. Dr. McMorris has taught at New York University and Hunter College. In 2009, she joined the faculty of Bard Early College, teaching 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. Her areas of research include African-American and Caribbean Literature and postcolonial and feminist approaches to texts.