Brief CV


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Assistant Professor of English & Communication
Founding Director, Multiliteracy & Communication Center


Ball State University, Muncie, IN 
PhD in English: Rhetoric and Writing, May 2016
Dissertation: “Archives, Access, and Authorial Agency: The Visibility of Digital Inquiry in Writing Center Scholarship”
Committee: Jennifer Grouling (chair), Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Rory Lee, Paul Gestwicki

University of Nevada, Reno
MA in English: Literature, August 2012
Professional Paper: “Reading Shakespeare(s): Pedagogical Approaches to Textual Variants Through Application of Revision Theory”
Committee: James Mardock (chair), Eric Rasmussen, Kevin Stevens

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
BA in English, magna cum laude, May 2010


Refereed Monograph

Buck, Elisabeth H. Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 18 November 2017.

Special Issue

“Researching and Restoring Justice in Writing Centers” co-edited with Randall Monty, The Peer Review Journal (Forthcoming Fall 2020)

Refereed Articles

Grouling, Jennifer and Elisabeth H. Buck. “Colleagues, Classmates, and Friends: Graduate Versus Undergraduate Tutor Identities and Professionalization.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, pp. 50-60,

Buck, Elisabeth H. “Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—Oh My!: Assessing the Efficacy of the Rhetorical Composing Situation with FYC Students as Advanced Social Media Practitioners.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015,

Book Chapters

Buck, Elisabeth H. “From CRLA to For-Credit Course: The New Director’s Guide to Assessing Tutor Education,” edited by Karen G. Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck, How We Teach Writing Tutors: A WLN Digital Edited Collection, 2019,

Baker, Nicki Litherland and Elisabeth H. Buck. “Conducting Programmatic Assessments of Online Writing Instruction: CCCC’s OWI Principles in Practice.” Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, edited by Elizabeth A. Monske and Kristine L. Blair, IGI-Global, 2017, pp. 385-405.

Buck, Elisabeth H. “Slacktivism, Supervision, and #Selfies: Illuminating Social Media Composition Through Reception Theory.” Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, edited by Kendra Bryant, IGI-Global, 2016, pp. 163-178.

Buck, Elisabeth H. “The Average Piece of Junk is Probably More Meaningful than Our Criticism Designating it So”: Reading (Rhetorically) the Restaurant Review in Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille.” Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table, edited by Tom Hertweck, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 3-17.

Solicited Review

Buck, Elisabeth H. Review, The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors (Caswell, Grutsch McKinney, and Jackson), The Peer Review: A Journal for Writing Center Practitioners, vol. 1, 2017, 


Doctoral Level Excellence in Teaching Award, Ball State University (2015-2016)

University-wide award presented to one PhD student per academic year; application required two letters of recommendation, department sponsorship, and submission of teaching portfolio

Nominee, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award (2015-2016)

Singular nominee selected from all PhD students at Ball State University

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Ball State Writing Program (2014)

Ball State Writing Program Research Fellowship (2015)

Competitive $1,500 award for project, “E-Journals, Free Journals, Key Journals: Promoting Critical Engagement in Digital Writing Research”

Graduate Merit Fellowship, Ball State University (2012)

Competitive merit-based fellowship for entering BSU graduate students; $2,000 award added to assistantship stipend