Elisabeth Buck, PhD
Assistant Professor / Director, Writing & Multiliteracy Center
English & Communication
Liberal Arts 344
|2016||Ball State University||PhD|
|2012||University of Nevada, Reno||MA|
|2010||Loyola Marymount University||BA|
- Writing/Multiliteracy Center Theory and Practice
- Public Relations/Professional Writing
- Digital and Social Media
- First-Year English
- Community Engaged Writing
Development of a comprehensive understanding of the principles and purposes of public relations. This writing-intensive course explores rhetorical strategies used by individuals, agencies, corporations, and governments to reach intended audiences. Students gain experience in public speaking and writing press releases, brochures, speeches, and audio-visual press releases.
Theories and dynamics of writing consultation and course-based tutoring. Readings theorize the writing process, conflicting ideas about writing itself, as well as writing center history, theory, and practice. The course is highly interactive, calling on students to use readings as the grounding for the critical examination of writing consultant practices, as well as the co-construction of classroom discussions and activities. Field work (one hour per week) as a writing consultant is required.
Online and Continuing Education Courses
Introduction to the communication skills required in business and industry. Students will learn how to prepare, produce, revise, and deliver business reports, professional communications, computer-supported presentations, and oral presentations.
- Writing Center/Writing Program Administration
- Digital Literacies
- Writing for Social Justice
- Rhetoric(s) of Popular Culture
- Buck, Elisabeth H. (2019).
“From CRLA to For-Credit Course: The New Director’s Guide to Assessing Tutor Education.”
WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship
- Buck, Elisabeth H. (2017).
Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies (monograph)
- Elisabeth H. Buck (2015).
"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, 19.3
Dr. Buck received her PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from Ball State University. She is the author of Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies, a work nominated for the 2018 International Writing Center Association's Outstanding Book Award. Her research has also recently been published in The Peer Review, Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, and Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Dr. Buck sees both her scholarly and pedagogical interests manifest in her role as Founding Director of the Writing & Multiliteracy Center, a tutoring center that helps all UMassD students grow as independent and confident communicators—on the written page and across a variety of current and emerging platforms and technologies.
Latest from Elisabeth
- May 15, 2022 Busola Awobode '22: Seizing opportunities
- April 9, 2018 English Professor Elisabeth Buck publishes her first book