- Professional development
Teresa Vilardi was assistant director of the Institute for Writing and Thinking from 1984 until 2001 and director from 2001 until 2012. She now serves as the liaison between IWT and Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program, developing training workshops for both MAT faculty and IWT faculty. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Barnard College and master’s in medieval and Renaissance history from Columbia University, and has studied in the Program in Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She has taught history at the State University of New York in Binghamton; the College of Wooster in Ohio; Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y; history and women’s studies at Broome County Community College in Binghamton; and taught in Bard’s freshman seminar program. She was co-editor of “New Methods in College Writing Programs: Theories in Practice” in 1986; “Writing to Learn Mathematics and Science” in 1989; and “Writing-Based Teaching: Essential Practices and Enduring Questions” in 2009.