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The rank of Presidential Professor was established by Bucknell in 1972. Appointed for a three-year term, Presidential Professors are entitled to additional support for scholarship and research. To date, 30 faculty members have earned the distinction.

Presidential Professors:

1972-1978: Harold Heine, chemistry

1973-1980: Doug Candland, psychology/animal behavior

1974-1980: Douglas Sturm, sociology and anthropology

1979-1983: Robert Brungraber, civil engineering

1979-1986: John Wheatcroft, English

1980-1986: Richard Henry, physics

1982-1988: Michael Payne, English

1987-1992: Joseph Fell, philosophy

1990-1992: Mary Hill, history/women's studies

1990-1992: Hans Veening, chemistry

1993-1995: David Cartwright, mechanical engineering

1993-1995: Steve Stamos, international relations

1993-1995: Robert Love Taylor, English

1996-1999: Jackson Hill, music

1996-1999: Marilyn Mumford, English

1996-1999: James Orbison, civil engineering

2001-2003: Jeff Evans, civil and environmental engineering

2001-2003: Pamela Gorkin, mathematics

2001-2003: John Peeler, political science

2004-2006:Maurice Aburdene, electrical engineering and computer science

2004-2006: Charles Clapp, chemistry

2004-2007: Martha Verbrugge, history

2007-2010: James Baish, mechanical and biomedical engineering

2007-2010: Manuel Delgado, Spanish

2007-2010: Jean Shackelford, economics

2010-2013: Janet Jones, classics

2010-2013: Karen Morin, geography

2010-2013: Ronald Ziemian, civil and environmental engineering

2013-2016: Maria Antonaccio, religion

2013-2016: Thomas Solomon, physics

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