Jacquelyn Buckrop

Jacquelyn Buckrop

Assistant to the Provost


Room:AD 106


Ph.D., Purdue University
M.S., Miami University
B.S., Ball State University

Research Interests

  • Pedagogical issues in the core course in communication
  • Assessment of the core course in communication
  • Accessibility of instruction for students with disabilities
  • Burkean methodologies


COMM 201 Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 240 Introduction to Human Communication
COMM 277 Speech for Elementary Teachers
COMM 320 Persuasion
COMM 325 Interviewing
COMM 401 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies
COMM 412 Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 610 Studies in Communication: Persuasion
COMM 611 Theories of Rhetoric
COMM 612 Rhetorical Criticism

Awards and Honors

  • Access Award 2014.Presented by Disability Services Office
  • Ball State University Outstanding Administrator, 2012-2013

Selected Service


  • Reviewer, National Communication Association. Basic Course Division. 2013
  • Reviewer, Communication Teacher. 2005-2007, 2009- present
  • Reviewer, Basic Course Communication Annual. 2010-2011
  • Reader, Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association. 1999, 2003-2007
  • Reader, American Studies Commission of the National Communication Association. 1996-98, 2005
  • Reader, Communication Assessment Division of the National Communication Association. 2005
  • Reviewer, Basic Communication Course Annual. 1997-2007
  • Ad Hoc Committee on General Education, Educational Policies Board, National Communication Association. 2002
  • Nominating Committee, National Communication Association, 2001-2002
  • Co-Chair, Midwest Basic Course Director's Conference, Louisville, KY. Feb. 2002
  • Chair, Basic Course Commission of the National Communication Association. 2000-2001
  • Resolutions Committee, National Communication Association. 2001-2002
  • Vice-chair and program planner, Basic Course Commission of the National Communication Association. 1999-2000


  • Member, Student Financial Assistance Committee. 2013-2016
  • Member, Admissions and Credits Committee. 2014-2016
  • Member, International Programs Committee. 2013-2015
  • Co-Chair, Electronic Access Task Force. 2013
  • Member, Emens Scholarship Committee. 2013-present
  • Speaker, Freshmen Leadership Council. 2013
  • Academic Affairs representative to Enterprise Review Panel for Systems. 2012-present
  • Co-Lead, Enterprise Resource Planning, Student-Financial Aid Team. 2011-present
  • Academic Affairs Representative, Behavioral Intervention Team (Formerly: Critical Incident Response Team). 2010-present
  • Academic Affairs Representative, Student Organization Budget Review and Selection. 2009-present
  • Academic Affairs Representative, Family Weekend Committee. 2009-present
  • Academic Affairs Representative, Welcome Week Committee. 2009-present
  • Member, Student Center Committee. 2011-2013
  • President, PKP BSU chapter. 2009-2010
  • Member, Campus Council. 2009-2011
  • Member, Public Safety Committee. 2009-2011
  • Member, Immersive Learning Advisory Committee. 2008-present
  • Member, Cohen Peace Fellows Committee. 2008-present
  • Member, Zeigler Committee. 2008-present
  • Provost’s Designee, Diversity Committee. 2008-present
  • Provost’s Designee, Contract Faculty Affairs Committee. 2008-present
  • Acting Chair, Academic Assessment and Institutional Research Committee. 2007
  • Sub-committee Chair, Roles and Purposes Dimension of the Foundations of Excellence/First Year Experience. 2006-2007
  • Member, Disable Student Services Review Team. 2006
  • Member, Student Activities Committee (appointed by Campus Council). 2006-present
  • Member, Graduate Certificate Think Tank Committee. 2005-2006
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2005-2006
  • Member, Public Safety Committee, 2005-2006
  • Member, Academic Assessment and Institutional Research. 2005-2007
  • Scholarships and Awards Officer, Phi Kappa Phi, BSU Chapter. 2005-2006


  • Director of 10 Master's theses, 1991-present. Served on nine other thesis committees and three doctoral committees. Also serve on comprehensive exam committee yearly.
  • Member, Curriculum Planning & Development Committee, 1991-1993, 1994-1995, 1999-2001, 2003-present.
  • Member, Communication Studies World Tour Scholarship Committee, 2008-present.
  • Academic Advisor, 1997-2000. Advised eight-twelve undergraduate Communication Studies majors.
  • Member, Graduate Faculty, Ball State University, 1990-present.

Selected Publications

Simonds, C. Buckrop, J., Redmond, M. & Hefferin Quianthy, D. (2012). Revised resolution on the role of communication in general education. National Communication Association http://www.natcom.org/BasicCourse/

Concepcion, David., Jacquelyn Buckrop, & John Prince. “Paper Cycles: Interdisciplinarity Without All the Fuss.” In Blythe, Hal and Charlie Sweet (ed). It Works for Us Collaboratively.” Stillwater, OK: New Forums. 2006.

National Communication Association. Communication in the General Education Curriculum: A Critical Necessity for the 21st Century. 2003. Washington, D.C., NCA.

Messner, Beth A. & Jacquelyn J. Buckrop. "Restoring Order: Interpreting Suicide through a Burkean Lens." Communication Quarterly (48). 2000.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn & Richard Nitcavic. “Fundamentals of Public Communication Coursebook.” Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, 1999.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. & David Lee Miller. "'Brother can you spare a dime?' An Analysis of Young v. New York City Transit Authority." Free Speech Yearbook 1992.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. "Teaching Portfolio." in P. Seldin, The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions. Bolton, MA: Anker, 1991.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. Design Challenges for Teaching Communication Online. National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV 2015.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn. In Defense of Our Discipline: The Role of Communication in General Education. National Communication Association, Washington D.C., 2013.

Wallace, S, Buckrop, J., & Valenzano, J. Developing Sustainable Courses. National Communication Association, Washington D.C., 2013.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. It’s a Duesy: The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, Metonymy and Perspective by Incongruity. National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. 2012.

McCauliff, K., Messner, B., & Buckrop, J. Burke Gone Wild: A Pentadic Analysis of a Campus Controversy. Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH, March 2012.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. Assessment of the Basic Course in the Core Curriculum Revisited. Basic Course Director’s Conference. Normal, IL 2012. (Invited Keynote)

McCauliff, K., Messner, B., & Buckrop, J. Ass Slappin’: An Analysis of Arguments for Assault and Acceptance. Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, Wis., April 2011. Top Paper of Communication Ethics Committee.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. Directing the Basic Course as Professional Development. Basic Course Director’s Conference, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 2010.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. Discourses of Stability and Change: Dialogues on the Economy and Its Effects on the Communication Studies Discipline and Higher Education. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL Nov. 2009.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. (Dis)courses of Stability and Change: Same Old People Doing some New Things with Some Good Results. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL Nov. 2009.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. The Basic Course and General Education Requirements: Meeting the Challenges of Assessment. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL Nov. 2009.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. The Foundation of Professional Growth: Directing the Basic Course as Preparation for Other Life in the Academy. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL Nov. 2009.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. Teaching the Basic Course to Gen Next: The Ever Changing University Requirements and Expectations. Basic Course Directors Conference, Rock Island, IL Feb. 2009.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. The Content Critique (a.k.a. Quality Detection). Great Ideas for Teaching Speech. National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2008.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. If Students Designed the Basic Course, Would We Recognize It? National Communication Association, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2008.

Buckrop, Jacquelyn J. A More Well-Rounded Basic Course for a Flattened World. National Communication Association. Chicago, IL, Nov. 2007.

Curriculum Vitae

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