Provost Mick Smyer joined Bucknell on July 1, 2008. His responsibilities include overseeing academic and student affairs and related programs.
A national expert on aging and its ramifications, Smyer has written and lectured extensively on the topic and before coming to Bucknell was a professor of psychology, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Associate Vice-President for Research at Boston College.
Most recently co-director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, Smyer holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Yale University and a Ph.D. in personality and clinical psychology from Duke University.
His research interests include the impact of contexts on individuals' and families' adjustment to aging. His current work focuses on the impact of the workplace and flexible work options for older workers and their family members.
He is co-author of Aging and Mental Health and co-editor of Challenges of an Aging Society: Ethical Dilemmas, Political Issues; Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention; and Aging, Biotechnology and the Future.
Learn more about Provost Smyer by viewing his curriculum vitae (pdf).