Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Mary Buckelew

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  • Professor of English
    Director of the PA Writing & Literature Project
    B.A., University of New Mexico
    M.A., University of New Mexico
    Ph.D., University of New Mexico

  • Research Interests
    Teacher education, multicultural teacher education, writing and teaching writing, teaching reading & literature in the secondary classroom, qualitative research methods
  • Selected Publications and Research
    Reaching and Teaching Diverse Populations: Strategies for Moving Beyond Stereotypes. co-authored with Andrea Fishman;  Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. 2011

    “First Steps for Reaching and Teaching Diverse Populations.” The International Journal of Learning Victoria, Australia: journals at;; May 2009.

    “Staff Development: What we Learned in Amish Country,” Pennsylvania Educational Leadership: A publication of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Vol. 28, No. 1. Fall Issue 2008. (co-authored with Diane Dougherty)

    “Analysis of the Effect of a First Year Staff Development Program in Writing Workshop and Writing Strategies” National Writing Project Website:` LSRISSmmryRptFINAL, 2005-03-02- Web version. doc. Principal Investigators/authors: Mary Buckelew & Andrea Fishman. 

     “The Value of Art in the English Classroom: Imagination, Making the Tacit Visible.”  English Journal Vol. 92, Number 5, May 2003. 

    “Non-Fiction for the High School English Classroom." English Journal July 2000.

    “Parent Homework Bridges the Teacher-Student Gap." The Voice National Writing Project Publication, Jan. – Feb. 2000.

    "An Edifying Tour of Japan," Albuquerque Public Schools Perspectives Magazine August 19, 1997.