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


Faculty Research Around the World

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

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Statistically Speaking

Bucknell students learn the first step in decision-making: Check your stats — and everyone else's.

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Summer Research: Where Literature Meets Music

Molly Brown '15 is finding the melody in Emily Dickinson's poetry.

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Keeping an Eye on Miller Run

A new stream monitoring project brings together hydrologists and computer science researchers, and could set the standard for stream restoration in Pennsylvania.

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Chill Out

In this installment of our new web feature, "Cool Classes," Bucknell students heed the call of the wild in winter to understand humankind's relationship with the world.

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