Amy Savage is associate dean for educational assessment at Bard College, a liberal-arts institution in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. She had previously served as the director of Bard's Citizen Science program, an initiative to develop scientific literacy in first-year students. As a academic administrator, she has focused on fostering student-centered teaching practices in an environment that values inclusion and diverse perspectives.
Savage is a parasitologist, specializing in zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. After earning her PhD in Epidemiology & Public Health at Yale in 2010, she remained at the university as a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in the Yale College seminar program. She also collaborated frequently with the Yale Center for British Art, using its collection to lecture on scientific topics. Prior to Yale she earned her BS degree at the University of Connecticut and her MS at the University of Florida, and worked for the U.S. Geological Survey investigating avian malaria in native Hawaiian birds.
Savage regularly volunteers her time to the Mid-Atlantic Region Commission on Higher Education and the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She has served in many volunteer roles since joining the Graduate School Alumni Association board in 2014, most recently co-chairing the GSAA's “Where Do I Go from Yale?” spring career event. She has been active in the Yale Day of Service, both with her local club as a site coordinator and as a regional director serving the state of New York.