Bill Buskist

Bill Buskist Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology
212 Thach
(334) 844-6491
buskiwf@auburn.edu
Personal web site

Office Hours

  • By appointment

Profile

 

William Buskist is the Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology and a Faculty Fellow at Auburn’s Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. In his 30 years at Auburn, he has taught over 35,000 undergraduates, mostly in large sections of introductory psychology. His primary research interests include the professional development of graduate students, excellence in teaching, and effective student learning. He has written and edited several volumes on college and university teaching. Most recently, he has published Evidence-Based Teaching (2011; with Jim Groccia), Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate (2012; with Victor Benassi), and Handbook of College and University Teaching: Global Perspectives (with Jim Groccia and Mohammed AlSudairi). He serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Society of the Teaching of Psychology e-books publishing program and has co-edited several e-books for the Society. In 2005, he was a co-recipient (with Leanne Lamke) of Auburn University’s highest teaching honor, The Gerald and Emily Leischuck Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. In addition, he was the American Psychological Association’s (APA) 2005 Harry Kirke Wolfe lecturer. He also is a recipient of the 2000 Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society of the Teaching of Psychology, the 2009 Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award (APA Division 25), and the 2009 American Psychological Foundation’s Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. In 2011, he received Auburn University’s Honor’s Program Teacher of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of APA Divisions 1 (General Psychology), 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), and 52 (International Psychology). His proudest career achievement is having six of his graduate students honored with national teaching awards.

Education

  • 1977, BA, Brigham Young University
  • 1980, PhD, Brigham Young University

Classes Taught

 

PSYCH 2017  Honors Introductory Psychology

PSYCH 2120  Research Methods

PSYCH 6960  Advanced Teaching of Psychology

PSYCH 7120  Teaching of Psychology

Recent Publications

Buskist, W., Zuckerman, C., & Busler, J. (2012). Globalization and the teaching of psychology: A call to action. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 11, 306-316. (R)

Groccia, J. E., & Buskist, W. (2012). The need for evidence-based teaching. In W Buskist & J. E. Groccia (Eds.). Evidence-based teaching. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, no. 128 (pp. 5-11). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Buskist, W., & Groccia, J. E. (2012). Evidence-based teaching: Now and in the future. In W Buskist & J. E. Groccia (Eds.). Evidence-based teaching. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, no 128 (105-111). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Benassi, V. A., & Buskist, W. (2012). Preparing the new professoriate to teach. In W. Buskist & V. A. Benassi (Eds.), Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate. (pp. 1-8). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Silvestri, M. M., & Buskist, W. (2012). Conflict in the college classroom: Understanding, preventing, and dealing with classroom incivilities. In W. Buskist & V. A. Benassi (Eds.), Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate. (pp. 135-143). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Silvestri, M. M., Cox, B., Buskist, W., Keeley, J. W. (2012). Preparing for the transition from graduate school to the academy:  An exemplar from psychology. In W. Buskist & V. A. Benassi (Eds.), Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate. (pp. 27-36). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bubb, R., & Buskist, W. (2012). Developing your teaching skills. In Giordano, P., Davis, S., & Licht, C. (Eds.). Your graduate training in psychology:  Suggestions for success (pp. 133-146). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Keeley, J., Christopher, A. N., & Buskist, W. (2012). Emerging evidence for excellent teaching across borders. In J. E. Groccia, M. Al-Sudairy, & W. Buskist (Eds.), Handbook of college and university teaching: Global perspectives. (pp. 374-390) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ismail, E., Buskist, W., & Groccia, J. E. (2012). Peer review of teaching. In M. Kite (Ed.), Effective evaluation of teaching: A guide for faculty and administrators. Retrievable at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Home page: http://www.teachpsych.org/resources/e-books

Buskist, W., & Benassi, V. A. (Eds.). (2012). Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Groccia, J. E., Al-Sudairy, M., & Buskist, W. (Eds.). (2012). Handbook of college and university teaching: Global perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Buskist, W. (Ed.). (2011). Essentials of effective teaching: Tips for teaching well. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: King Saud University.

Buskist, W., & Groccia, J. E. (Eds.). (2011). Evidence-based teaching. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, no. 128. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Smith, D. L., Cook, P., & Buskist, W. (2011). An experimental analysis of the relation between assigned grades and instructor evaluations. Teaching of Psychology, 4, 225-228. (R)

Buskist, W., & Howard, C. (2010). Helping failing students part 2: The passively failing student. APS Observer, 23, 41-44.

Keeley, J., Furr, R. M., & Buskist, W. (2010). Differentiating psychology students’ perceptions of teachers using the Teacher Behavior Checklist. Teaching of Psychology, 37, 16-20. (R)

Polick, A. S., Cullen, K. L., & Buskist, W. (2010). How teaching makes a difference in students’ lives. APS Observer, 23, 31-33.

Rezec, A., & Buskist, W. (2010). Insider’s guide to the psychology major: Psychology as a major and a career. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Halpern, D. F., Anton, B., Beins, B. C., Bernstein, D. J., Blair-Broeker, C. T., Brewer, C. L., Buskist, W., Casad, B. J., Dixon, W. E., Harper, Y. Y., Hailstorks, R., Kite, M. E., Puccio, P., & Rocheleau, C. A. (2010). Principles for quality undergraduate education in psychology. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline (pp. 161-173). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Littleford, L. N., Buskist, W., Frantz, S. M., Galvan, D. B., Hendersen, R., McCarthy, M. A., Page, M. C., & Puente, A. E. (2010). Psychology students today and tomorrow. In D. Halpern (Ed.). Blueprint for the future: The National Conference on Undergraduate Education in Psychology (pp. 63-79). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cox, B. D., Cullen, K. L., Buskist, W., & Benassi, V. A. (2010.). Helping undergraduates make the transition to graduate school. In D. S. Dunn, B. C. Beins, M. A. McCarthy, & G. W. Hill, IV. (Eds.). Best practices for beginnings and endings in the psychology major (pp. 319-329). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Irons, J. G., & Buskist, W. (2009). Preparing for a career at a teaching institution. In S. F. Davis, P. Giordano, & C. Licht (Eds.). Your career in psychology: Putting your graduate degree to work (pp. 117-131). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Buskist, W., & Howard, C. (2009). Helping failing students part 1: The actively failing student. APS Observer, 22, 27-28 & 37-38.

Buskist, W. (2009). Remembering Peter Harzem: Teacher-scholar extraordinaire. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 91, 287-291.

Buskist, W. (2009). The compleat teacher-scholar: An interview with Stephen F. Davis. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 212-218. (R)

Buskist, W. (2009). Lessons learned in 60 years of teaching, research, and learning: Wilbert McKeachie's APS award address. APS Observer, 22, 23-26.

Last Updated: January 14, 2014