Chad Van Buskirk


Associate Teaching Professor
Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator

212 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

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

Area: General Studies Writing

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.