For the class of 1956 Lectureship for Inspirational Teaching:

Geoffrey Schneider, associate professor of economics, came to Bucknell in 1995. He has sustained a record of superior and committed teaching in the fields of economic development and international economics. Known for his carefully crafted courses, Professor Schneider challenges his students intellectually. He has developed a well-received interdisciplinary capstone course entitled, South Africa: Apartheid and After, a highly innovative seminar which explores South Africa’s tragic history through the disciplines of history, economics, film studies, poetry, and literature. Professor Schneider inspires students through his engaging pedagogy and commitment to quality advising.

For the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching:

Daniel Cavanagh, associate professor of biomedical and chemical engineering, came to Bucknell in 1999. In 2002, he was awarded the William C. and Gertrude B. Emmitt Memorial Chair in Biomedical Engineering. Professor Cavanagh cares deeply about the intellectual growth of his students and is known for his lucid explanations of difficult material. Much of the documentation he uses in biomedical engineering he has developed from scratch or adapted to suit the unique features of Bucknell’s developing curriculum. His design of the undergraduate laboratory module in biomedical engineering is considered a national "best practice." He has also developed a highly innovative "hybrid" teaching space that integrates both laboratory and lecture styles of instruction.

For the Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence:

Maria Antonaccio, associate professor of religion, came to Bucknell in 1994. In 2002, Professor Antonaccio was named the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair in the Humanities. She regularly teaches courses at the intersection of religious ethics and moral theory. She is considered a teacher of great integrity and rigor and works with students to help them reach an understanding of materials that are often considered inaccessible to them. She teaches with obvious passion for her discipline, sets a high standard for her students, demanding quality work, deep engagement, and an open-minded attitude toward unfamiliar world views and ideas.

David Schoepf, associate professor of physics, came to Bucknell in 1985. Known for his ability to convey complex ideas simply, Professor Schoepf is a careful and polished lecturer and takes time to point out connections between current and past material. Students laud him for his clear explanation and his availability to help them through difficult material. In his research, Professor Schoepf is able to provide meaningful research opportunities in the field of physics for undergraduates. His deep concern for student learning is expressed in all his interactions and in his commitment to excellence in teaching.


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