“The humanities give people time to reflect and think about issues in a different way than our daily living,” says Jack Cheng, Academic Director of the Boston Clemente Course.
The Clemente Course is a college-level introduction to the humanities for adults facing economic hardship and adverse circumstances. Cheng shares how teaching adults makes for a rich learning environment and pushes him to be a better teacher.
Since 2001, Jack Cheng has taught art history at the Dorchester/Boston site of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, and has served as Academic Director since 2012. The Boston Clemente Course is the subject of a forthcoming documentary by Lost Nation Pictures. Jack has worked as an archaeologist at sites in Turkey, Syria, and Sudan.