Bernard has conducted dream workshops for 30 years, and has taught dream studies courses at the Corcoran College of the Arts and Design and at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is the co-author, with Phil King and Kelly Bulkeley, of Dreaming in the Classroom: Practices, Methods, and Resources in Dream Education (State University Press of New York), the first major academic study of the use of dreams in education. A former member of the board of directors of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, he is a widely-recognized authority on dreaming and its relation to cinema; wrote the article on dreaming and film in The Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (Deirdre Barrett and Patrick McNamara, eds., Praeger); and co-wrote (with Kelly Bulkeley) the article on lucid dreaming and cinema in Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep (Ryan Hurd and Kelly Bulkeley, eds., Praeger).
Bernard Welt is Professor of Arts and Humanities at the Corcoran College of the Arts and Design at George Washington University. His essays for the journal Art issues were collected in Mythomania: Fantasies, Fables, and Sheer Lies in Contemporary American Popular Art. He is the author of Serenade (Z Press), and poetry in anthologies including The Best American Poetry. He has contributed to art catalogues including Splat! Boom! Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art and Gun Shy, a catalog of co-exhibitions by Colby Caldwell at Hemphill Fine Arts and Civilian Art Projects in Washington DC. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Writing.