Mary Buckelew

Mary Buckelew

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  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico
  • M.A., The University of New Mexico
  • B.A., The University of New Mexico


  • Teacher Education
  • Place-Based Education
  • Sustainability
  • Unplugged Spaces
  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Qualitative Research
  • Critical Literacy and Pedagogy

Selected Publications

From Brick and Mortar to Online Classrooms: Using Participatory Action Research to Build Community and Foster Intentional use of Technology; The Amplifier by Mary Buckelew. The Amplifier: A Magazine of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology, Division 46 of the American Psychological Association, 2020.

Action Research for English Language Arts Teachers: Invitation to Inquiry by Mary Buckelew and Janice Ewing New York, New York: Routledge 2019

Reaching and Teaching Diverse Populations: Strategies for Moving Beyond Stereotypes. Co-authored with Andrea Fishman. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, 2011.

"First Steps for Reaching and Teaching Diverse Populations: The Classroom Ecosystem and Transactional Literary Theory." The International Journal of Learning 16.2 (2009): 43-54.

"Staff Development: What We Learned in Amish Country." Pennsylvania Educational Leadership: A Publication of the Pennsylvania Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development 28.1 (Fall 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, 2005. Co-investigated and co-authored with Andrea Fishman.

"The Value of Art in the English Classroom: Imagination, Making the Tacit Visible." English Journal 92.5 (May 2003): 49-55.

"Teacher to Teacher: What Works of Non-Fiction Do You Recommend for the High School English Classroom?" English Journal 89.6 (July 2000): 33-37.

"Parent Homework Bridges the Teacher-Student Gap." National Writing Project's The Voice 5.1 (January-February 2000).

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

External Grants & Awards Funded

2017-2018 Advanced Institute (AI) to Scale Up the NWP College-Ready Writers Program Grant, $20,000.00
2016-2017 Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Invitational Leadership Institute Grant, $20,000.00
2015    National Park Foundation: “Place-Based Learning & Writing” $2,500.00
2014 - 2015   National Writing Project: “Supporting Effective Educator Development” (SEED) $10,000.00
2014   National Park Foundation:  “Place-Based Learning & Writing”  $2,000.00
2013   National Writing Project:  “Supporting Effective Educator Development” (SEED) $10,000.00
2013  – 2014 National Writing Project:  High Need School Professional Development   $20,000.00
2013  National Park Foundation: “Place-Based Learning & Writing” $2,000.00
2012  MacArthur Grant:  Make-It Funding/Making & Writing Process”  $1,500.00
2012 National Writing Project: “Supporting Effective Educator Development”  (SEED) $20,00.00
2011    MacArthur Foundation (NWP) “Exploration of  Making & Writing”  $4,000.00

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