Photos of faculty who've received tenure or promotion: Anjalee Despande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker, Craig Beal

22 Bucknell Faculty Earn Tenure or Advance to Full Professor

April 27, 2020

by Matt Hughes

Bucknell faculty who recently received tenure or promotion include (clockwise from left): Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker and Craig Beal. Photos by Bill Cardoni; Greg Lehr; Emily Paine, communications; and Gordon R. Wenzel

An astronomer who measured winds on an object outside the solar system for the first time, an engineer developing networked vehicle technology to make roadways safer, a management expert who observes how governments and nonprofits work together in times of sudden crisis, a political scientist who surveys the American public on the most pressing hot-button issues — these are just some of the 22 Bucknell professors who earned tenure or were promoted to full professor this spring. 

Bucknell's Board of Trustees officially confirmed the appointments during its remote spring meeting April 22–24, following an extensive review by academic departments, a University review committee and President John Bravman

Tenure represents a long-term commitment between Bucknell and faculty members, who can expect to continue their careers teaching and researching at the University. The promotions recognize both their commitment to excellence in the teaching and mentorship of undergraduate students and their efforts to advance knowledge and innovation through scholarship and research. 

"As we cope with unprecedented challenges this semester, it's more important than ever to recognize how critical the work of these faculty is to our mission of educating the next generation of great minds," says Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, Bucknell's provost. "I congratulate and thank them for the years of effort leading to this moment."

The following professors have earned tenure, advancing from assistant to associate professor:

The following professors earned promotion from associate to full professor:

The promotions will take effect with the start of academic year 2020-21. Mermann-Jozwiak says she looks forward to formally recognizing the newly promoted faculty members in person at the next trustee meeting in the fall.