Six Women Named Full Professor at Bucknell University

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, recently promoted seven scholars to full professor. Six of the seven new full professors are women.

(L to R) Christiane Andersson, Paula Closson Buck, Ghislaine McDayter, Katharyn E.K. Nottis, Emek M. Uçarer, and Rivka Ulmer

Christiane Andersson was named Samuel H. Kress Professor of Art History. She has been on the faculty at Bucknell since 1997. Professor Andersson holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Paula Closson Buck was promoted to full professor of English. She is the author of two books of poems, The Acquiescent Villa (1998) and Litanies Near Water (2008), both from Louisiana State University Press. She is the mother of a student in Bucknell’s current senior class. Professor Buck holds a Ph.D. from Ohio University.

Ghislaine McDayter was named full professor of English. She also serves as chair of the English Department. Dr. McDayter is the author of Byromania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture (State University of New York Press, 2009).

Katharyn E.K. Nottis is a new full professor of education at Bucknell. She joined the Bucknell faculty in 1995. Dr. Nottis earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the State College of Buffalo and a doctorate at the University of Buffalo.

Emek M. Uçarer was appointed full professor of international relations. Her research focuses on the European Union’s policies on immigration and asylum. Dr. Uçarer is graduate of the University of West Georgia and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in international studies from the University of South Carolina.

Rivka Ulmer wsa named professor of Jewish studies at Bucknell. She is a world authority in Midrash, or rabbinic interpretations of the Hebrew Bible. Her most recent book is Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash.

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