October 11, 2012

Shara McCallum, professor of English and director of the Stadler Center for Poetry


by Molly O'Brien-Foelsch

LEWISBURG, Pa. – She's gone from first-generation college student to distinguished author, teacher and director of Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry. Meet Professor of English Shara McCallum, one of Bucknell's 14 new full professors whose stories recently went up on the University website.

Twelve of these faculty members received approval for promotion to full professor status from the Bucknell Board of Trustees last April based on intensive reviews by and recommendations from departmental and University review committees. Two others, Professor of Psychology Judy Grisel and Professor of Electrical Engineering Alan Cheville, joined the faculty as new hires this summer. Grisel has already begun teaching, and Cheville will arrive on campus next semester.

"Being promoted to full professor is the highest form of recognition in the profession," said Provost Mick Smyer. "These faculty are deeply invested in pushing our students to think more deeply and broadly about the subject matter. At the same time, they continue to do rigorous scholarly work and contribute knowledge to their respective fields."

This is the first of a three-part launch of new faculty stories. Next week, meet Bucknell's new associate professors.


Gregory Adams, professor of mathematics

Tom Cassidy, professor of mathematics

Alan Cheville, professor of electrical engineering

Judith Grisel, professor of psychology

Christopher Magee, professor of economics

James Maneval, professor of chemical engineering

Shara McCallum, professor of English

Alexander Tristan Riley, professor of sociology

Eric Tillman, professor of chemistry

Mike Toole '83, professor of civil engineering

Katharina Vollmayr-Lee, professor of physics

Brian Williams, professor of chemistry

Slava Yastremski, professor of Russian

Constance Ziemian Constance Ziemian, professor of mechanical engineering

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