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Claudia Bader, MA, Pratt Inst.; board-certified art therapist; director of education, Inst. for Expressive Analysis; adjunct professor, Pratt Inst. Graduate Art Therapy program; private practice in psychotherapy; creative arts therapist, Manhattan Psychiatric Center.

Bea Banu, PhD, CUNY Graduate Center; director, New School Bachelor's Program; specializes in philosophy of art, aesthetics, and ethics; co-editor of The Fieldston Reader, an anthology of readings on moral thinking for teenagers; director of the New School Bachelor's Program; formerly dean of Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts and of University Liberal Studies and chair of Parsons Liberal Studies at The New School.

Michele D. Beck, MFA, Parsons School of Design; video artist and performer; work shown at Fundacio Antoni Tapies (Barcelona), the Queens and Bronx museums, and video and film festivals internationally; writes on cultural criticism, most recently for Fundacio La Caixa (Barcelona).

Lee Beckman is an architect with extensive Leadership in Energy and Environment (LEED) project experience. He has presented more than 60 seminars on LEED exam prep to design and construction professionals, and has developed green building coursework and content approved through U.S. Green Building Council—the originator of the LEED standard—and the American Institute of Architects. As a sustainability consultant, Mr. Beckman has managed LEED online processes and submittals for building certification, conducted energy audits and implemented ECM strategies, and performed and analyzed 3D and energy modeling for project teams. Recently he was elected Co-chair of Emerging Professionals of the Urban Green Council.

Karen Bell, MFA, RISD; widely exhibited and published photographer and book artist; has taught and lectured at FIT, RISD, ICP, and NY Studio Program; work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, NY Public Library, and many other institutions.

Teresa A. Bell, MA, Columbia U.; MA, NYU; has taught Spanish at all levels at Columbia and Pace U.; teaches adult literacy in NYC; translation work (written and simultaneous) in Spanish, Portuguese, and English; bio-medical translator for Clinical Directors Network.

Irina Belodedova, MA, NYU; diploma, Kiev State U. (USSR); has taught at Harvard U., Norwich U., and Kiev State U.; has taught at the Dept. of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU, since 1979.

Jane J. Benardete, PhD, Harvard U.; professor emerita, Hunter College; edited American Realism: A Shape for Fiction, Companions of Our Youth: Women's Studies from the Young Folks Magazines, and Crumbling Idols; articles in Massachusetts Review, Henry James Review, Studies in American Fiction, and Choice.

Roy Ben-Shai, MA in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research; Leo Baeck Doctoral Fellow; publications include Schmitt or Hamlet: The Unsovereign Event (Telos); and Reductio ad Moralem: On Victim Morality in the Work of Jean Améry (The European Legacy).

Ari Berman, author of Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics, and a contributing writer for The Nation magazine.

Carolyn Vellenga Berman, PhD, Brown U.; chair, Dept. of Humanities; author of Creole Crossings: Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery and articles in Victorian Literature and Culture, Novel, Genre, Marvels and Tales, and Just Below South; former lecturer in comparative literature, Yale U.

Caterina Bertolotto, Laurea, U. of Turin (Italy); has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Montclair State College, Baruch College, and Pratt Inst., where she received a Mellon Grant in 2008; has trained teachers and taught at seminars for teachers of foreign languages; received the Distinguished Teaching Award from The New School.

Emily Bills, PhD, Inst. of Fine Arts, NYU; modern architectural and urban historian whose research interests include telecommunications, historic preservation, and history of Los Angeles; ACLS and Graham Foundation Award recipient; has taught at NYU, USC, and Woodbury University.

Margaret Boe Birns, MA, Columbia U.; adjunct assistant professor, NYU; recipient of SCE Award for teaching excellence; articles published in the New York Times, The Cunning Craft: Essays on Contemporary Theory and Detective Fiction, Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Women's Studies, and other publications.

Nicholas Birns, PhD, NYU; editor of Antipodes; author of Understanding Anthony Powell and a new book, Theory After Theory (forthcoming 2010); co-editor, Companion to Twentieth-Century Australian Literature; has written for Science-Fiction Studies, European Romantic Review, Hollins Critic, Southern Quarterly, The Anglican, Arizona Quarterly, Religion and the Arts, and Review of Contemporary Fiction.

Abigail Burnham Bloom, PhD, NYU; managing editor, Victorian Literature and Culture; editor of Personal Moments in the Lives of Victorian Women: Selections from Their Autobiographies; and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers; has published articles on The Pirates of Penzance, Thomas and Jane Carlyle, and other Victorians.

Kelly W. Bolger, MA New School University, Teaching Fellow, New School U., Publications include Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation among college students and A transcranial magnetic stimulation study of motor cortex excitability.

Ernestine Schlant Bradley, Emory University, Visiting Professor, is the author of The Language of Silence: West German Literature and the Holocaust and of The Way Home: A German Childhood, An American Life. She is also coeditor of Legacies and Ambiguities: Postwar Fiction and Culture in West Germany and Japan.

Timothy Bredl, MA TESOL, Columbia U. Teachers College; has taught in community-based organizations and ESL/EFL at universities in NYC and Barcelona.

Theresa M. Breland, MA, Columbia U. Teachers College; develops materials for business communication courses; delivers customized on-site corporate training; edits corporate documents; teaches ESL and business writing at Pace U.; has taught ESL at Columbia U. and U. of Miami.

Kurt Brokaw, MS, U of Wisconsin. Senior film critic, The Independent. Teaching film noir and alcoholism/addiction film series at 92nd Street Y. Former creative supervisor and creative director at RCA Records, Grey Advertising, Cunningham & Walsh, Benton & Bowles, J. Walter Thompson.

Jeremy Brooke, MA, The New School; co-founder and treasurer, Eyepatch Inc., a multimedia company.

Elizabeth V.S. Brown, MFA, The New School; writing has appeared in Bookforum, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Book Review, and other publications.

Laurie Halsey Brown, MFA, California Inst. of the Arts; interdisciplinary artist and curator; recent exhibitions include Rotterdam Intl. Film Festival and Exit Art NYC; has created architecturally focused projects in Hollywood, South Carolina, and the Netherlands.

Rainer L. Brueckheimer, MA in music teaching, Brooklyn College; a native of Brazil, has taught German and Portuguese at The New School since 1994; currently a faculty member at Fairleigh Dickinson U. and Westchester Community College.

Tod Bryant, MS, SUNY-Albany; MA, Goucher College; author of The Working Photographer; freelance photographer specializing in location work for advertising, brochures, and annual reports; clients include GE, Xerox, U.S. Olympic Committee, Steinway Music, Keep America Beautiful, and Berlitz.

John Budde, BA, Brooks Inst.; cinematography and lighting designer whose work includes commercials, documentaries, dramatic films, and music videos; PBS/NEA grant recipient; showings at MoMA, Whitney Museum, and international film festivals.

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