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As A Professor

Biomedical Engineering

I joined Bucknell because I wanted to explore what biomedical engineering might look like in the context of the liberal arts. I have enjoyed every moment of being part of the growth of a special department.

  • 1st direct hire (to complement the founding chair) in a new program as an assistant professor

  • Responsible for creating and teaching the instrumentation and design courses for a new curriculum. Played significant roles in the design and execute of other courses in the curriculum

  • Served on all departmental faculty hiring, retention, and tenure committees

  • Chaired hiring committees for an academic assistant and a lab director

  • Department ranked four times in a row as #1 non-PhD granting BME program by US News and World Report

  • Lead role in a 5-year rewrite of departmental tenure, promotion and retention policies

  • Lead on designing ~3000 square feet of instructional space in a new building to support courses and labs in bioinstrumentation, biomedical device design and bioelectricity

  • Created and have taught 18 curriculuar and co-curricular courses at Bucknell

  • Faculty instructor for 26 senior capstone teams and faculty advisor 6 senior capstone teams

  • Played significant roles in twice gaining ABET accreditation

  • Advised five graduating Biomedical Engineering cohorts, most for all four years

  • Advised 41 research and design students in the Colleges of Engineering, Management and Arts and Science. All but 4 I have worked with have published in a journal or presented at a conference

  • Featured speaker at Bucknell WE DO Campaign events in New York, San Francisco, Boston, Naples, FL, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

College and University

I have gained experience serving on many committees (in no particular order):


Global Ambassador Program Board, Faculty Development Committee, Committee on Library and Information Resources, University Space Committee, University Advising Committee, Design for America Co-Advisor, Faculty Awards Selection Committee, Sexual Assault Hearing Advisor, Bucknell Strategic Planning Creative Campus Taskforce, Faculty Advisor for Sustainability Affinity House, Presidential Arts Initiative Council (Founding Member), Residential Colleges Steering Committee, Forum Speaker Series Task Force, Projects for Peace (Reviewer), University Lectureship Committee, Academic Planning Group, Bucknell High Performance Computing (Founder and Chair), Pre-Med Advisory Committee, Engineering Curriculum Committee (Chair), Instructional Facilities Committee (Chair), Engineers Without Borders Advisor (Advisor), Engineering Strategic Planning Committee, Engineering Long-range Planning Committee


21 Search Committee Memberships (in Engineering, Arts and Sciences and Management Colleges) including the 2017-2018 Dean of Arts and Sciences Search


19 Faculty Review Committee Memberships (in Engineering, Arts and Sciences and Management Colleges)

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