Elisabeth Buck

Assistant Professor / Director, Multiliteracy & Communication Center

English & Communication

Curriculum Vitae



Liberal Arts 325


2016Ball State UniversityPhD
2012University of Nevada, RenoMA
2010Loyola Marymount UniversityBA


  • Writing/Multiliteracy Center Theory and Practice
  • Public Relations/Professional Writing
  • Digital and Social Media
  • First-Year English


Research interests

  • Writing Center/Writing Program Administration
  • Digital Literacies
  • Public Writing/Discourse
  • Rhetoric(s) of Popular Culture

Select publications

Buck, Elisabeth H. (2018).
“From CRLA to For-Credit Course: The New Director’s Guide to Assessing Tutor Education.”
How We Teach Writing Tutors: A WLN Digital Edited Collection, edited by Karen G. Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck

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 English, Rhetoric and Writing from Ball State University. She is the author of Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies, a work that uses historiographic, quantitative, and qualitative analysis to argue that writing center scholarship exists as a microcosm of many of the larger issues at play in the contemporary academic publishing landscape. Dr. Buck also researches and teaches topics related to public writing/discourse, social media, and the rhetoric(s) of popular culture. Dr. Buck sees both her scholarly and pedagogical interests manifest in her role as Director of the Multiliteracy & Communication 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.

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