Education

2019
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology | University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Status: ABD

2003
Master of Fine Arts in two-dimensional design | Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI

1993
Bachelor of Journalism | Concentration in magazine design and editing. University of Missouri-Columbia

Academic Experience

2013 —
Associate Professor | Department of Art, UMD

2007–2013
Assistant Professor | Department of Art, UMD

2003–2007
Assistant Professor | Department of Art and Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

Writing

2019
A. Buck-Coleman, L. Zahabi. “Case Study: Open Brief” in The Graphic Design Process: How To Be Successful In Design School by Anitra Nottingham and Jeremy Stout. Bloomsbury Press

2018
A. Buck-Coleman. Anger, profanity and hatred: Posters at the Women’s March” for Winter issue of Contexts, published by the American Sociological Association

2016
A. Buck-Coleman. “Building Assessment in Social Design Assignments” in Developing Citizen Designers. E. Resnick, editor. Bloomsbury Press

A. Buck-Coleman. “InDEFYnable Case Study” in Developing Citizen Designers. E. Resnick, editor. Bloomsbury Press

2012
J. A. Guerra Gómez, A. Buck-Coleman, C. Plaisant, B. Shneiderman. “TreeVersity: Visualizing Hierarchical Data for Value with Topology Changes”, Design Research Society 2012 Conference Proceedings Vol. 2, pp 640-653. ISBN: 978-616-551-568-9

A. Buck-Coleman, A. McDonald, M. Biddle. “Employing Participatory design to initiate difficult dialogue” presented at the Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C) 2012 in Melbourne, Australia

2010
A. Buck-Coleman. “Navigating cross-cultures, curriculum, and confrontation: Addressing ethics and stereotypes in design education” for Visible Language, special edition 44.2 entitled ‘Global Interaction in Design.’ pp 186-206. ISSN 0022-2224

A. Buck-Coleman, A. McDonald, M. Biddle. “Bridging Diversity: Ethical Considerations in Design Education.” Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research. This, the first printed edition, was launched at the Icograda General Assembly 24 in Taipei, Taiwan as part of the 2011 International Design Alliance Congress

Presentations

2018
Invited speaker | “More than a pretty picture: The potential for art and design to create positive social change” for The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace lecture series at UMD.

2017
Invited speaker | Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit event at The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

2010
Invited speaker | “In Celebration of Cross-Cultural Competence” at the Icograda Design Education Manifesto 10-Year Anniversary. Jinan, China

Keynote | “Choices: Identifying Potential Pitfalls and Windfalls in Collaborative Projects” at GLIDE ’10

Awards

2017
Awarded Design Incubation top award for Teaching for BMORE Than the Story

Awarded runner-up for Core77 Design Award in the Professional category of Design Education Initiatives for BMORE Than The Story. Also awarded Community Choice award for this category

2011
Awarded Core77 Design Award in the Professional category of Design Education Initiatives for Sticks + Stones 2010

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