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Pam Buskey

Pamela Buskey

Teaching Associate Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3342
Office: 212C Killian Building
Pronouns: She-Her-Hers


I consider myself to be a hands-on, approachable instructor, continually striving to learn more about teaching to become a better teacher myself and to help others to become better teachers. My experiences as a high school English/Communications, a Middle School-EFL teacher, and an ESL instructor at a University English Language Program, all contribute to the teacher I am as an instructor in the teacher preparation program. At WCU, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses: Foundations of Education, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Middle Grade Students, Freshman Seminar, Global Education Systems, Internship Seminars, Education in a Diverse Society, Assessment for Educators, and Curriculum and Instruction. I have also enjoyed my responsibilities in schools as a University Supervisor for interns. As the EDCI Program Coordinator, I administratively and by example, lead others to be better educators and employees.<br><br>I also give of my time through service to CEAP, STL, and the university at large. Among my responsibilities, I co-organize the Transformative Rural Urban Exchange, have assisted in organizing and leading students on the fall break international study abroad trip to Kenya, am a member of the CEAP Diversity Committee, assist in the organization of and participation in many on-campus events, as well as volunteer to support our undergraduate students when possible.<br><br>Finally, though “only” full time, I am involved in multiple research projects, several of which are in the writing and submission phases. I look forward to continuing writing in my areas of interest, and am seeking partners for research opportunities.


  • EDD, Western Carolina University, Curriculum & Instruction
  • MA, University of Findlay, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • BS, Ohio State University, English Education

Teaching Interests

Historical, Philosophical, Sociological perspectives of education; diverse populations in public schools; diversity in rural schools; social justice, teaching English as Another Language; Reading; Middle Grades and High School Reading/LA/Literature/Writing

Research Interests

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Social Justice, Rural Schools, Diversity in Rural Schools, Leadership, Teachers as Leaders,

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