MSW: Master of Social Work

West Chester University

West Chester Campus

Reynolds Hall
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2664

PASSHE Center City

701 Market Street, Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 267-386-3015

Dr. Page Buck


Page Buck


Dr. Page Walker Buck, MSS, LSW, PhD
Associate Professor and

Program Director
Graduate Social Work Department
Reynolds Hall 103


I teach social work from the perspective that we can affect change in radically incremental ways if we are mindful of the most elemental part of our practice: our authentic and present selves. As I reflected in a 2008 graduation speech, the power of being present and just listening is the core of a just society.


Traumatic Brain Injury

Housing and Neighborhoods


Dr. Buck’s current research focus is mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), otherwise known as concussion. Once believed to be a rite of passage, concussions are now understood to be a serious injury with potentially life-threatening consequences.


Dr. Buck’s primary area of practice is with communities, in collaborations and organizing. After 8 years working in a residential setting with adolescents, she began community organizing work. Dr. Buck was a founding member of Community Partnerships in Action, a campus-community partnership between Bryn Mawr College and the varied communities of the Greater Norristown Area. She has presented and published on neighborhoods, housing and communities.



Buck, P. W.The Danger of Dense Ties: Adolescent Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety in Closely-Knit Neighborhoods. Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management: November 2007.

Buck, P. W.Low-Income Homeownership: The Pathway to Prosperity and Well-Being? Virginia Commonwealth University Policy Conference: June 2006.



Buck, P. W. (2008) Growing up in the Ownership Society: Exploring links between housing tenure and adolescent self-perceptions. Unpublished manuscript. UMI/Proquest: Michigan.

Vartanian, T. P., Buck, P. W.,and Gleason, P. (2007). Intergenerational neighborhood mobility: Examining differences between Blacks and Whites. Housing Studies 22(5):833-856.



2012: Ninth International Brain Injury Congress

2011: American Public Health Conference

2010: Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania

2010: North American Brain Injury Association


Buck, P. W Laster, R., Spencer, J., Kirzner, R. S. (2012). Voices from the field: Working with mild traumatic brain injury. Rehabilitation Research and Practice: Special Issue-Mild Brain Injury.

Buck, P. W. (2011).
Mild traumatic brain injury: A silent epidemic in our practices.Health & Social Work, 36(4), 299-302.

Buck, P. W. (2010).
Care should be a right, not a privilege. Neurology Now, 6(5),48.