Faculty and Administrators whose expertise may be helpful.
- Katherine Faull, Professor of Comparative Humanities
Phone Number: 570.577.1289
Postal Address: Box VL200
Professor Faull specializes in the literature and thought of the 18th century with a special emphasis on the relationship between race, gender, and art. She teaches all levels of German language and literature and is actively involved in computer-aided language learning. She has a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
- Sue Ellen Henry, Associate Professor of Education
Phone Number: 570.577.3463
Postal Address: EDUCA
Morality and education, democratic education, service learning, multiculturalism, segregation in schools, and pragmatism and educational reform. || Learn more about Professor Henry.
- Michelle C. Johnson, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Phone Number: 570.577.1354
Postal Address: SOCIO
Michelle C. Johnson is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in religion and ritual in West Africa and in the contemporary African diaspora. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington and her Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently an associate professor.
Her research explores how competing notions of ethnicity and Islam are currently engaging transnational debates among Mandinga in Guinea-Bissau and Portugal, and how these debates are being played out through life course rituals. She has held a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education and two fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, and has authored several articles, books. || Learn more about Professor Johnson.
- Kelly Knox, Associate Professor of Dance
Phone Number: 570.577.3500
Postal Address: THEAT
Prior to teaching at Bucknell, Professor Knox taught for two years at Mimar Sinan's State Conservatory in Istanbul, Turkey. In New York, Knox danced with Michael Yasenak's Human Dance Company, Fourth Dimension Dance and Chimera Physical Theatre. She also danced professionally with various artists in San Francisco and Istanbul. She received an MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle and a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts. || Learn more about Professor Knox.
- James Lavine, Associate Professor of Linguistics and the Ruth Everett Sierzega Chair in Linguistics
Phone Number: 570.577.3734
Postal Address: Box VL200
James Lavine (Ph.D. Princeton University) specializes in syntactic theory and, more generally, the properties of Universal Grammar -- the research program that identifies and elaborates the core set of linguistic properties that unify all languages and dialects as variations on a common theme, rooted in our genetic endowment as humans.
In addition to courses in formal syntax and semantics, Prof. Lavine teaches a course on language and ethnic identity ("Language and Race"), which provides a detailed linguistic description of African American Vernacular English and the ways in which we recruit language to construct, support, and sometimes undermine ethnic identity. || Learn more about Professor Lavine.
Karen Morin, Presidential Professor of Geography and Department Chair
Phone Number: 570.577.1793
Postal Address: GEOGR
Professor Morin works in the subfields of historical and social geography. At the broadest level her research critiques relationships between imperialism, histories of science, and discourses about gender, primarily within the context of 19th century North America.
Her recent books include Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890 (Ashgate, 2011), and Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the 19th century American West (2008, Syracuse University Press). || Learn more about Professor Morin.
- Leslie Patrick, Associate Professor of History
Phone Number: 570.577.3804
Postal Address: HIST
Professor Patrick's teaching interests include African American, 18th and 19th century American social. She received her PhD from California, Santa Cruz in 1989.
- Ned Searles, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Phone Number: 570.577.1070
Postal Address: SOCIO
Professor Searles is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the expression of indigenous identity and power among Native North Americans, particularly the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
His most recent publications explore the articulation of indigenous identity, power and food in Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.
Before his appointment as an assistant professor at Bucknell, he was co-coordinator of an international research project investigating the contemporary living conditions of indigenous peoples of the Circumpolar North (www.arcticlivingconditions.org). Professor Searles has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, Université Laval, the International Association of Canadian Studies, and the Canadian Embassy of the United States. || Learn more about Professor Searles.
- Alf Siewers, Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of the Nature and Human Communities Initiative
Phone Number: 570.577.3575
Postal Address: ENGLI
Alfred K. Siewers teaches and researches in intersections between non-modern traditions and environmental criticism, examining confluences of post-structuralist and traditional approaches to literature and nature, especially involving phenomenology and apophatic theology. His books include Strange Beauty: Ecocritical Approaches to Early Medieval Landscape, and (as co-editor) the collection Tolkien's Modern Middle Ages.
His current work includes projects on ecocritical theory and on cultural narratives of nature in the Susquehanna Valley, and he is co-editor of the Stories of the Susquehanna Valley project.
In addition to his work in the English Department, he is on the steering committees of the Environmental Studies program and of the Nature and Human Communities Initiative at the Environmental Center, which he helped to found.
A former staff writer with the Chicago Sun-Times and The Christian Science Monitor, he also helps to advise and mentor students with an interest in environmental journalism and other media careers. || Learn more about Professor Siewers.
Atiya Stokes-Brown, Associate Professor of Political Science
Phone Number: 570.577.2440
Postal Address: POLSC
Professor Stokes-Brown's research and teaching interests include campaigns and elections, state politics, political behavior, gender, and race/ethnicity. Her work focuses on the political incorporation of women and racial/ethnic groups into the American political system, and issues of representation. Her research projects examine the influence of influence of social group identity on political behavior, in particular with regards to campaigns and elections; Latino subgroup relations; and attitudes toward various public policies. She received her Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park. || Learn more about Professor Stokes-Brown.
- T. Joel Wade, Professor of Psychology and Department Chair
Phone Number: 570.577.2418
Postal Address: PSYCH
Professor Wade has been a Bucknell faculty member since 1987. His many research interests are: skin color in relation to self-perceived attractiveness and self-esteem, skin color and bias/discrimination, mate value assessment, mate attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mate expulsion, and love. He is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on theses topics. He has received grants from the Ford Foundation. || Learn more about Professor Wade.
- Richard Waller, Associate Professor of History
Phone Number: 570.577.3326
Postal Address: HIST
Professor Waller is an Associate Professor of History and received his PhD, Cambridge 1979. His teaching interests include Africa. Courses taught include HIST291 - African History I; HIST292 - African History II; HIST390 - African History Seminar; ANTH/IREL235 - Introduction to Modern Africa - MacGaffey/Waller. || Learn more about Professor Waller.
- Stephen Appiah-Padi, Director of International Education
Phone Number: 570.577.3796
Postal Address: Box A0506
- Brian Gockley, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Phone Number: 570.577.1841
Postal Address: Box A0553
- Elaine Hopkins, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
Phone Number: 570.577.1301
Postal Address: Box A0533
Elaine Hopkins holds a Ph.D. in French literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She taught courses on French language and literature and the literature and culture of Quebec until her appointment as Associate Dean in 1999. She received the Christian F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1986 and the Geiger Award for Administrative Excellence in 2007. She has been the mentor for two fabulous groups of Posse Scholars (so far), and this is the role about which she is most passionate.