Levine House is named for Stuart Stritzler-Levine, professor emeritus of psychology and dean emeritus of the College.
Stuart Stritzler-Levine (1932–2020) joined the Bard faculty in 1964, and remained there for the next 56 years. He received his BA from New York University, MA from New School University, and PhD from SUNY Albany. He served as a clinical psychologist before coming to Bard, which informed his teaching and research interests. These included social psychology, conformity, attitude measurement, and change; moral development; and experimental design. In his 21 years as dean, he oversaw innovations in the admission process; the growth of enrollment and curriculum; and the College’s expansion into graduate education. He was legendary as a Senior Project adviser, and was devoted to Bard and its students. He also worked to extend liberal arts and sciences education to underserved communities. A man of many passions, he loved trout fishing, Wagner operas, the photography of Berenice Abbott, and sports, particularly basketball.