Chad Van Buskirk


Associate Director of GSW

215E East Hall [Associate Director]
344 East Hall [Teaching]

Degrees and Institutions

M.A. English, University of Maine
M.A. TESOL, University of Findlay
B.A. English, Bluffton University

Area: General Studies Writing

Teaching Narrative

Research Interests: College composition: Writing about Writing (WAW), threshold concepts, teaching for transfer; literacies; genre; multilingual composition. Environmental rhetorics: Conversations and community engagement efforts in support of conservation landscaping and ecosystem restoration at the micro-level. L2 writing for academic purposes.

Courses Taught

GSW 1100: Intensive Introduction to Academic Writing
GSW 1110: Introduction to Academic Writing
GSW 1120: Academic Writing
GSW 1120H: Academic Writing (for the Honors learning community)
ESOL 5000: Academic Composition I
ESOL 5010: Academic Composition II
BGSU 1910: First Year Seminar – Habits of Mind for College Success
BGSU 1910: First Year Seminar – Where the Wild Things Aren’t … and What You Can Do about It (co-taught with Sherri Werdebaugh)

Online Courses

GSW 1120: Academic Writing

Select Presentations

“Embracing Difference and Interrogating Disciplinary Boundaries: A First-Year Writing Program’s Approach to Promoting Inclusivity Within and Beyond the Classroom.” Co-presenters Kitty Burroughs, Cheryl Hoy, and Elizabeth Zemanski. International Writing Across the Curriculum (IWAC) Conference. Ann Arbor, MI. June 2016.

“Reading, Writing, and Thinking about Our Reading, Writing, and Thinking: Nurturing Metacognition in Multilingual Composition.” Ohio TESOL Conference. Columbus, OH. October 2015.