For the class of 1956 Lectureship for Inspirational Teaching:

Janet Jones, associate professor of classics, came to Bucknell in 1989. She has sustained a record of superior and committed teaching of the cultures of the ancient world. Student comments evince great respect for her deep and expert knowledge of her specialization in Ancient Archaeology. She is cited for her approachable manner in which she is able to impart large amounts of information to students in ways that engage their imaginative and critical abilities. Students in her courses enjoy expertly prepared lectures, finely tuned course reading lists, and a professor whose personal involvement and commitment to her field of scholarship illuminate every class with wit, erudition, and expertise. Professor Jones currently serves as chair of the Department of Classics.

For the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching:

David Jensen, associate professor of management, came to Bucknell in 1986. His teaching style is characterized by animation, energy, and enthusiasm. His students cannot help but be highly motivated and engaged in the learning process. In addition to teaching all levels of accounting, Professor Jensen helped develop and teaches the highly innovative Student Managed Investment Fund course, a course in which students invest real dollars from the Bucknell endowment. His students appreciate that his course content is always at the cutting edge and that his examples are drawn from current events with which they are familiar. Professor Jensen also serves as a consultant to small businesses.

For the Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence:

William King, Jr., professor of chemical and biomedical engineering, came to Bucknell in 1983. He served more than a decade as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering during a time of growth and unprecedented changes in the discipline. Professor King extended his expertise into areas such as process control and biomedical engineering. His students frequently cite his approachability, organization, clarity of presentation, and technical knowledge base. He is also seen as an engaged and enthusiastic instructor in laboratories and other small group or one-on-one settings. Demanding but fair, Professor King takes personal interest in his students’ progress. He excels in his ability to make material comprehensible and interesting in challenging courses.

Emek Ucarer, associate professor of international relations, joined the Bucknell faculty in 1998. Professor Ucarer is considered a model of lucidity; she pitches a sophisticated analysis at precisely the right level for students in her classes. She is eagerly sought after by students for advice, consultation, and general discussion. During her participation in the 2005 Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua, students bombarded her with questions on numerous topics not easily answered. In her answers, Professor Ucarer introduced students to modes of analysis and ways of thinking so as to invite further inquiry. In her interactions with students, she shares her sentiment and personal understanding and does so, not to impose her views, but to encourage others, in an atmosphere of respect, to engage the topic.


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