About Jake Bucher, Ph.D.

Jake Bucher, Ph.D., a sociologist who researches social injustice and the experiences of marginalized groups, is the chief academic officer for Regis University. In this role, Bucher oversees Regis’ three colleges, the library and diversity initiatives.

Bucher (pronounced boo-kerr) joined Regis in 2023 and previously was the founding dean of the College of Applied Sciences at Dominican University, a Catholic university near Chicago that is majority Latino/a, majority first-generation, and majority low-income. He also was faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies at Baker University in Kansas for 10 years.

Bucher focuses his research on victimization and offending among underrepresented groups, policing and criminal justice reform. As dean, he has sought to fulfill a belief that universities have a responsibility to support their communities through partnerships with private, non-profit and public service agencies.

Jake Bucher

Office of the Provost

800.388.2366 x1843