Each year the core faculty members schedule and run the on-campus summer program. They present a large percentage of the course material and serve as advisors to student teams working on projects.


Doug Allen, Marketing

Doug AllenB.S.B.A., M.S. Bucknell; Ph.D. Penn State
206 Taylor Hall, 570.577.3713, dallen@bucknell.edu

In 1995 Doug Allen joined the Bucknell Management faculty where he is an Associate Professor of Marketing. Currently serving as the Co-Director of ILTM, he has also served as the Chair of the Department of Management and the Associate Dean of the School of Management.

Dr. Allen earned his B.S.B.A. and M.S.B.A. degrees from Bucknell and received his Ph. D. from the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business. At Bucknell he teaches Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Special Topics in Marketing. He specializes in consumer behavior, focusing on issues related to how consumers make intuitive choices, the sociohistorically embedded nature of consumption, branding, financial investing as a consumption phenomenon, and the history of intellectual thought in marketing.

Dr. Allen authored an award winning article published in the University of Chicago Press's Journal of Consumer Research and has published articles in numerous other scholarly outlets, including The Journal of Advertising, Advances in Consumer Research, The International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He is an active reviewer for the Journal of Consumer Research, a member of the Association for Consumer Research and the American Marketing Association, and serves on the Bucknell Business Advisory Board as well as the Board for Mental Health and Retardation for Columbia, Montour, Snyder, and Union Counties.

Eric Santanen, Management Information Systems

Eric SanteenB.S., M.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology; Ph.D. Arizona
312 Taylor Hall, 570.577.3652, eric.santanen@bucknell.edu

Eric Santanen is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Bucknell University, where he teaches Introduction to Information Systems, Special Topics in Information Systems, and Living in the Information Age Capstone.

He taught at the New Jersey Institute of Technology from 1994-1995 and at the University of Arizona from 1996-2000. Dr. Santanen served as a Programming Consultant for Ventana Corporation, a programmer for Computron Technologies, Incorporated, a consultant for Schering-Plough Corporation, and a programmer for Merck and Company, Incorporated. Santanen's research deals with an emerging field called Collaboration Engineering, which seeks to formalize the development of repeatable collaboration processes for high-value recurring tasks.

Professor Santanen is a member of the Bucknell University Curriculum Committee, a member of the Bucknell University Committee on Complementary Activities, Chair of the 'Advances in Teaching and Learning Technologies' Minitrack for the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Coordinator for the 'Technology Supported Learning Tutorial' for the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, Program Committee Member for the Tenth Annual Costa Rica International, a member of the Workshop on Groupware, Chair of the 'Creativity in Information Systems' Minitrack for the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science, and Chair of the 'Technology Supported Learning' Minitrack for the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science.

Professor Santanen received his Bachelor of Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1994, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Applied Mathematics and Science, Technology, and Society. He received his Masters of Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1995 in Computer Science with a concentration in Information Systems. He earned his Ph.D. at University of Arizona in 2001, majoring in Management and Information Systems and minoring in Cognitive Psychology.

Mike Toole, Civil & Environmental Engineering

B.S. Bucknell; M.S. and Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
332 Dana Engineering, 570.577.3820, ttoole@bucknell.edu

Mike Toole is Associate Dean of Engineering, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow in the Society & Technology Residential College, and Director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. Courses he has taught include Materials Engineering, Engineering Planning and Project Management, Civil Engineering Design, Construction Engineering, and foundation seminars entitled "the Human Side of Technology" and "The Challenges of Green Building."

Dr. Toole is a professional civil engineer and has founded three companies. He has published articles and book chapters in his three research areas: construction safety, construction innovation and project management.

He is a a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University and his MS in Civil Engineering and PhD in Technology Strategy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2009, Professor Toole was awarded the Class of 1956 Lectureship Prize for Inspirational Teaching.

Joseph Tranquillo, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering and Neuroscience

Joseph Tranquillo

B.S. Trinity College; Ph.D. Duke University
306 Dana Engineering, 570.577-1758 jvt002@bucknell.edu

Joseph Tranquillo graduated from Trinity College with a B.S. in Engineering in 1997. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. In 2005 he became an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University as the second faculty member in the new Biomedical Engineering Program. The program has since become an accredited department with seven faculty and 60 undergraduate students. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011.

Joe's teaching interests are in biomedical signals and systems, neural and cardiac electrophysiology, and medical device design. Nationally Joe has published or presented over 40 peer reviewed or invited works in the field of engineering education. He was the founder and inaugural chair of the Undergraduate Research Track at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference, co-organized the Biomedical Engineering Body-Of-Knowledge Summit and currently serves on the board of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He is the winner of the 2010 National ASEE Biomedical Engineering Teaching and a National Academy of Engineering Young Fellow.

Joe's technical research interests are in non-linear dynamics in the heart and brain. He has over 50 publications and presentations and has authored two textbooks, Quantitative Neurophysiology and Matlab for Engineering and the Life Science. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, American Physical Society and is an elected member of Sigma Xi and Heart Rhythm.

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Tammy Hiller, Management

Tammy Bunn HillerB.S.B.A, Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
317 Taylor Hall, 570.577.1747, hiller@bucknell.edu 

Tammy Bunn Hiller is an Associate Professor of Management at Bucknell. She is deeply committed to collaborative, experiential and service learning pedagogies, which infuse her teaching and are the subject of much of her scholarship. She teaches Management 101 - Bucknell's hallmark experiential introduction to organization and management course, upper level courses in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, and a Capstone course in Organizing for Justice and Social Change - her other area of research interest.

After earning her BSBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, Professor Hiller worked in sales, sales management, and local area marketing for General Foods and The Pillsbury Company. She attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business where she completed the first year of MBA school (with honors) and worked toward a DBA in marketing before transferring to UNC-Chapel Hill where she earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior.

Professor Hiller has taught in New Zealand and Italy, at the University of Otago and the University of Padua, respectively. At Bucknell, she has led many alternative break service learning trips to New Orleans (the Bucknell Katrina Recovery Team) and Nicaragua (the Bucknell Brigade). She has helped to develop a new Bucknell in South Africa Summer Program that will launch in 2012. Professor Hiller was awarded the Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence in 2010 and the Leadership Mentor Award in 2011.

Geoff Schneider, Economics

Geoff SchneiderB.A. Northwestern University; Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
123A Bertrand Library, 570.577.1666, gschnedr@bucknell.edu

Winner of the Class of 1956 Lectureship Prize for Inspirational Teaching in 2006, Professor Schneider is an economist who has published in the area of international economic development. His research includes work on comparative institutional advantage and the development of economics systems in Europe and Africa. He has also co-authored two textbooks.

Professor Schneider regularly teaches Economic Principles, African Economic Development, Intermediate Political Economy, Comparative Economic Systems, and a capstone entitled South Africa: Apartheid and After.

He also teaches in interdisciplinary programs such as Bucknell in London and I.L.T.M. Since 2006, Dr. Schneider has directed the Teaching and Learning Center at Bucknell. He has conducted numerous teaching and pedagogy workshops on campus and around the country, and has published several articles on these subjects.


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