College of Engineering Dean Search

Bucknell is searching for a new Dean of the College of Engineering with an anticipated start date of July 2022.


Bucknell University seeks an accomplished academic and outstanding administrative leader to serve as its next Richard E. Garman Dean of the College of Engineering (COE). As chief academic and administrative officer of the College, the Dean is responsible for the budget and curriculum, and for leading an engineering faculty dedicated to teaching excellence and a sustained engagement in scholarship. The University is seeking a visionary, collaborative, and experienced decision-maker eager to join an already outstanding undergraduate academic environment, who will take the lead in elevating the College of Engineering to its next level of excellence.
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Bucknell Engineering Dean Search Committee 2021-2022

Christine Buffinton, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Search Committee

Matt Bailey, Lindback Chair in Business Administration-Professor of Analytics & Operations Management and Department Chair

JiaJia Dong, Associate Dean of Faculty and Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Robert Gutierrez, Executive Director of Sponsored Projects

Monica Hoover, Director of Environmental Engineering & Science Lab

Sandra Madanat ’22, Biomedical Engineering/Management for Engineers

Ghislaine McDayter, Interim Associate Provost for Research & Creative Inquiry and Professor of English, ex officio

Terri Norton, Associate Dean for Students & Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Tim Raymond, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Chair

Kelly Salyards, Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Joshua Stough, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Engagement Events

Sept. 3: Provost Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak open session with College of Engineering community.

Sept. 22: Consultants from Isaacson/Miller, Gregg Glover; Jackie Mildner, a Bucknell alumna; and Dan Rodas visit campus to consult with the search committee, department chairs, students, direct reports to the Dean, and the Provost and President.

Sept. 24: Provost Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak open sessions with: Full Professors (9-9:30 a.m.), Staff (9:30-10 a.m.), Associate Professors (11-11:30 a.m.), Assistant Professors (11:30 a.m.-noon).

Search Firm

We are working in partnership with Isaacson, Miller on this search. Its headquarters are in Boston, with additional offices in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. Isaacson, Miller completes 400 searches each year, with many of them for leading colleges and universities.