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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Our Faculty and Students

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.

How We Meet the Challenge

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


Summer Research: Sight, Sound & Perception

How do sight and sound interact? Alexis Mook '15 and Ian Wellington '15 are finding out. 

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The Crowdfunded Excursion

Bucknell Post-Doctoral Associate Ingrid Jordon-Thaden funded her latest alpine expedition online.

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Our Food, Our Selves

In this cool class, Bucknell students explore one of our most intimate relations to the world: eating. 

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Faculty Research Around the World

Bucknell faculty summer research projects in the Canadian Arctic, France, Germany, Kenya and Turkey.

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Summer Research: Responses to the Arab Spring

Daisy Bourne ’15 is measuring government responses to the Arab Spring protests.

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