John R. Buck, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

John Buck John Buck is leading two programs for science, technology and engineering faculty. The first program is for faculty new to mentoring graduate research students and the second program is  for faculty interested in exploring active and collaborative learning pedagogy in the classroom.

John R. Buck received his Ph.D. degree from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Ocean and Electrical Engineering. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are signal processing, underwater acoustics, animal bioacoustics and engineering pedagogy. He has published several textbooks on signal processing, and received research funding from both the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Buck received the Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award from the IEEE Education Society in 2005 and the Leo Sullivan Teacher of the Year award in 2008 from the UMass Dartmouth Faculty Federation. He is a past recipient of the ONR Young Investigator (2000) and NSF CAREER (1998) awards, as well as MIT's Goodwin Medal (1994). He spent 2003-2004 in Australia as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. He holds or has held visiting appointments at Brown University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Sydney University, the University of New South Wales, George Mason University, and the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Dr. Buck is a member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, the American Society for Engineering Education, and Sigma Xi. 


Anna M. Klobucka, Professor, Portuguese and Women’s Studies

 Anna Klobucka is facilitating the OFD Academic Writing Group for Faculty for both Fall, 2011 and Spring, 2012.  

Anna M. Klobucka holds an MA in Iberian Studies from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (1993). She taught at the Ohio State University and the University of Georgia before coming to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2001. She is the author or editor of five books, including two single-author monographs, The Portuguese Nun: Formation of a National Myth (Bucknell UP, 2000; Portuguese translation issued by Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda in 2006) and O Formato Mulher: A Emergência da Autoria Feminina na Poesia Portuguesa (Coimbra: Angelus Novus, 2009); two co-edited volumes, After the Revolution: Twenty Years of Portuguese Literature 1974-1994 (Bucknell, 1997) and Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality (U of Toronto P, 2007; Portuguese translation published in 2010 by Assírio & Alvim); and a Portuguese language textbook, Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (as lead author; Prentice Hall, 2007). She has also published approximately thirty articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and collective volumes, in addition to a number of reference articles, translations, and book reviews.