Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies


Journal 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.

Conference Presentations

“Rhetoric and Composition Scholars on the Status of Academic Publications: Cultivating Digital Future(s).” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, 15-17 March, 2017.

“Fostering Inclusivity Through Social Media: One Writing Center’s Story.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Puget Sound, WA, 4 November, 2016.

“Crossing (Digital) Frontiers: Conversations With Writing Center Scholars on the Status of Publication in the 21st Century.” International Writing Center Association, Denver, CO, 13-16 October, 2016.

“De(Centering) Stories about Teaching and Tutoring.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Salt Lake City, UT, 5-8 November, 2015.

“Rhetorically Re-Configuring Disney’s California: Nostalgic Interventions in Theme Park Iconography.” Western Literature Association Conference, Reno, NV, 14-17 October, 2015.

“Unearthing Digital r(Evolutions} in the Archives of The Writing Lab Newsletter, Writing Center Journal, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.” International Writing Center Association, Pittsburgh, PA, 8-10 October, 2015.

“Evaluating Online Writing Instruction Programs: Whose Risks? Whose Rewards?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, 18-21 March, 2015.

“RAD Research Methods and Undergraduate Consultants: Developing a Heuristic Model.” IWCA Collaborative at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, 18 March, 2015.

“Imagining Others’ Roles: Writing Center Collaboration in Support of Interdisciplinary Writing Courses.” International Writing Center Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing Joint Conference, Orlando, FL, 30 October-1 November 2014.

“Examining the Intersections of Critical Pedagogy and Popular Culture in theComposition Classroom: A Necessarily ‘Radical’ Practice?” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL, 16-19 April 2014.

“Social Media Pedagogy 2.0: Reassessing Boundaries, Reconceptualizing Literacies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, 19-22 March 2014.

“A Risk Worth Taking: Social Media as Rhetorical Access Point.” On the Brink: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference on the Cultural, Social, and Material Implications of Risk, Reno, NV, 7-8 March 2014.

“Hedonism, Hoarders, and Honey Boo Boo: Constructing Discourses of Alterity on TLC.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Washington, D.C, 27-30 March 2013.

“ ‘An Extraordinary Meal from a Singularly Unexpected Source’: Nostalgia, Writing, and Ratatouille (2007).” Film and History Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 26-30 September 2012.

“The Disney Princess Rhetoric: Analyzing the Connections Between Gender and Language in Female Disney Royalty.”Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference, Boston, MA, 11-14 April 2012.

“Using Course Assessment Tools in the Context of Writing Center Development.” Northern Nevada Assessment Conference, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV, 3 February 2012.

“Tutoring Like a Teacher: Two Perspectives from the University of Nevada, Reno Writing Center.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Miami, FL, 4-6 November 2011.