Dean of the School of Continuing Education
School of Continuing Education


Brief Biography

James Ketterer is the dean of the School of Continuing Education (SCE). He previously served as dean of international studies at Bard College and academic director of the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program and he taught in Bard’s Political Studies and Global and International Studies programs. Ketterer previously served as Egypt country director for AMIDEAST. Prior to that, he was vice-chancellor for policy and planning and deputy provost at the State University of New York (SUNY). At SUNY, he also was the director of the Center for International Development and program officer at the Center for Legislative Development. In government, he served on the staff of the New York Commission on Higher Education, the National Security Council staff at the White House and as a policy analyst at the New York State Senate. He worked on elections for the United Nations, the African-American Institute and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and has carried out consultancies for USAID in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He was a Boren Fellow in Morocco and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Tunisia. He serves on the board of the Swedish Program at the Stockholm School of Economics, the organizing committee of the 2020 Transatlantic Dialogue at the University of Luxembourg and as a Senior Fellow at the Bard Center for Civic Engagement.