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


Meet the Class of 2018

Bucknell University's Class of 2018 includes a Gates Millennium Scholar and the co-creator of an educational computer game.

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Child's Play

In this cool class, Bucknell students learn that innovation is all around us.

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Rewards of Research

Bucknell students took home all three top prizes at the fourth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Summer Research: Revealing a Riverbed

Tucker Cottrell '16, Erin Cox '15 and Professor Jessica Newlin, civil engineering, spent this summer doing river research.

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Shields to Receive National Award for Research at an Undergraduate Institution

The American Chemical Society recognizes George Shields, dean of Bucknell's College of Arts & Sciences, for his integration of teaching and research.

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