Provost Mick Smyer

Provost Mick SmyerThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Bucknell faculty and students are engaged learners, responding to today's problems and shaping future solutions. They take advantage of Bucknell's unique combination of a liberal arts university with strengths in professional fields of Engineering, Management, Education and Music.

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With over 3500 students, a 9:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

Recent Academic News


Bucknell Sophomore Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Bucknell sophomore Meredith Lutz has received a prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship, an award granted to undergraduate students with outstanding potential for research careers in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. 

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Bucknell Answers: United Flight 93 and America’s Mythic Origins

Alexander T. Riley has watched the United Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., grow from a patch of barren land to a collection of objects left by visitors to the permanent memorial that opened in 2011, and has written a new book on that transformation. What do these memorials reveal about America and what it means to be an American?

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Smyer Awarded Fellowship

Provost Mick Smyer will be a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

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Bucknell Announces Next Provost

Barbara Altmann will join Bucknell as the University's next chief academic officer.

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Bucknell Answers: St. Pat's for All

How are St. Patrick's Day parades connected to Irish-American identity?

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