CURRENT ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Assistant Professor of English & Communication
Founding Director, Writing & Multiliteracy 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
Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 18 November 2017.
- Nominee, 2018 International Writing Center Association Outstanding Book Award
- Reviewed in The Writing Center Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2019)
“Colleagues, Classmates, and Friends: Graduate Versus Undergraduate Tutor Identities and Professionalization.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, pp. 50-60, https://praxisuwc.squarespace.com/grouling-and-buck-142. With Jennifer Grouling.
“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, http://technorhetoric.net/19.3/praxis/buck/.
“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, https://wlnjournal.org/digitaleditedcollection1/Buck.html.
“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. With Nicki Litherland Baker.
“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.
“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.
Textbook chapter: “Multimodality,” Digitally Mediated Composing and You: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Rhetoric and Writing in an Interconnected World, Stephanie Hedge and Courtney Cox, eds., Kendall Hunt (Forthcoming 2021)
Book 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, http://thepeerreview-iwca.org/issues/issue-1/book-review-the-working-lives-of-new-writing-center-directors/.
“Researching and Restoring Justice in Writing Centers,” special issue edited by Denae Dibrell, Morgan Banville, and Laura Gonzalez, The Peer Review Journal, mentor co-editor with Dr. Randall Monty
Editorial Review Boards
- Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
- The Peer Review Journal
AWARDS AND HONORS
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)