LEWISBURG, Pa. – A former middle school choir teacher. A passionate collector of fossil snails. A freed Ethiopian political prisoner. All of these and more are among the 26 new tenure-track professors who joined the Bucknell University faculty this fall.
Representing 17 departments across the University's College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and School of Management, the new faculty members have research interests ranging from Indonesian music and dance to methods for measuring atomic-scale magnetic fields to China's relationships with the 21st-century world.
“Despite their disparate academic interests, all share a passion for teaching and for challenging their students to deliver their best,” said Provost Mick Smyer. “Whether students enroll in Alexandra Block's literature class on John Donne, Mark Haussmann’s biology classes on aging, Jessica Newlin’s civil engineering classes on bridge safety, Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown's political science classes on disenfranchised voters, or Jordi Comas’s management classes on social networks our students can expect to be pushed to think in new ways and to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for personal and professional success.”
New teaching load Fourteen of the professors were hired into new positions created to help fulfill Bucknell's goal of transitioning from a teaching load of six courses per year to five to allow faculty to spend more time with their students and working on their scholarship and research. The other 12 new hires replace professors who have retired or left the University.
Below are links to online profiles on the new professors:
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