Faculty Stories

Our faculty is more than 360 strong, and each professor has a unique story to tell. Meet the passionate educators and scholars who will guide your journey as you pursue your intellectual passions.

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Nina Banks, Economics

Professor Nina Banks is rebuilding a long-overlooked historical body of work by early women economists.

Portrait of Sarah Lower

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Sarah Lower, Biology

Professor Sarah Lower, biology, studies the connections between the genetics of fireflies and the history of their evolution in different environments.

Eric Santanen

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Professor Eric Santanen, Management

Professor Eric Santanten, who studies online privacy, says even his most tech-savvy students are often surprised by the data trail their online lives leave behind.

Brantley Gasaway

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Brantley Gasaway, Religious Studies

Professor Brantley Gasaway, religious studies, places empathy and inquiry at the center of his courses on religion and American politics.

DeeAnn Reeder

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DeeAnn Reeder, Biology

Bucknell University Professor DeeAnn Reeder, biology, is an authority on infectious disease ecology, including the white-nose disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

Craig Beal in his car

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Craig Beal ’05, Mechanical Engineering

Drivers can't tell what hazards might be lurking around the next corner. Bucknell Professor Craig Beal '05, mechanical engineering, wants to fix that.

Scott Meinke poses for portrait in front of bookshelf

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Scott Meinke, Political Science

Professor Scott Meinke, political science, studies how systems of American government work and challenges his students to explore how they might be improved.

Eddy Ng

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Eddy Ng, Management

As a novice banker, Eddy Ng saw an injustice in his field. As a professor of management focusing on workplace diversity, he's helping to right it, and teaching his students to make their own workplaces more equitable and inclusive.

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Eric Martin, Management

Bucknell University Professor Eric Martin, management, studies international development and community change that cuts across the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Angele Kingue

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Angèle Kingué, French & Francophone Studies

For Bucknell Professor Angèle Kingué, French and Francophone studies, nothing is more important than communicating powerfully and effectively with others through her teaching, writing and mentoring.

Mark Haussmann

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Mark Haussmann, Biology

Professor Mark Haussmann, biology, partners with students to conduct and publish cutting-edge research on the links between stress and aging.

Portrait of Jimmy Chen

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Jimmy Chen, Management

Professor Jimmy Chen, management, investigates the influence of suppliers' allocation decisions and studies how retailers regulate their suppliers through vendor compliance programs.

Portrait of Joel Wade

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Joel Wade, Psychology

Professor T. Joel Wade, psychology, who studies human attraction and romantic relationships, finds that his teaching and research facilitate each other, which deepens his students' understanding while advancing his scholarship.

Portrait of Christopher Ellis

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Christopher Ellis, Political Science

Professor Christopher Ellis, political science, emphasizes appreciation of different perspectives and mastery of quantitative data analysis in his teaching, which frequently incorporates the creation and conducting of surveys.

Portrait of Kate Suslava

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Kate Suslava, Accounting

Professor Kate Suslava, management, who once planned to study Italian dialects as a graduate student, merges linguistics and management in her current research.

Portrait of Katelyn Allers

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Katelyn Allers, Physics & Astronomy

Professor Katelyn Allers, physics & astronomy, trains her telescope on brown dwarves — small, free-floating planets that can be examined without interference from a parent star.

Portrait of Judy Grisel

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Judith Grisel, Psychology

Bucknell University Professor Judith Grisel, psychology, is a behavioral neuroscientist with a particular interest in addiction.

Portrait of Chinelo Okparanta

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Chinelo Okparanta, English

The real reward of writing, according to Professor Chinelo Okparanta, English, is sharing stories that connect us in meaningful ways.

Professor Erin Jablonski

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Erin Jablonski, Chemical Engineering

As Professor Erin Jablonski, chemical engineering, pursued her education and career in a male-dominated field, she has paid careful attention to factors that could undermine student success in grades K-12.

Portrait of Neil Boyd

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Neil Boyd, Management

Professor Neil Boyd, management, teaches his students that organizational sustainability must balances three bottom lines: financial, environmental and social.