Professor Hastings


Harold Hastings teaches in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing. He also teaches courses in scientific computing and artificial intelligence. Dr. Hastings holds B.S in Mathematics from Yale University, a Masters and Doctorate in mathematics from Princeton, where he was both a National Science Foundation Fellow and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. After retiring from Hofstra University as Professor Emeritus after a 43-year career, and the last twelve years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Mathematics, he joined the faculty at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Dr. Hastings served on the New York State Section of the American Physical Society’s Executive Committee and chaired its outreach committee. He was also previously the co-founder and Chief Technological Officer of ImaCor, Inc., a medical device manufacturer. He holds 10 patents in the medical device field and has published over 100 articles and three books in the fields of mathematics, physics, biology, and medicine. Dr. Hastings has directed grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. His current list of interests includes climate change, economics, neural networks, and epidemics.     –From Bard’s College at Simon’s Rock   Professor Hastings