Our English and Writing faculty are largely PhD-prepared with appropriately diverse areas of expertise in all areas of literature and language. They are excellent teachers who are also nationally and internationally recognized writers, lecturers, and editors. They believe in learning with their students and in mentoring them in exploring language and literature as Christian scholars.

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H. Michael Buck; MA, PhD Professor; English mike.buck@indwes.edu


Mike Buck has been married to Cynthia Marie Fritts Buck since 1970. They have two sons: Joshua Michael Buck, a 1999 IWU grad, and Geoffrey Michael Buck, also an IWU graduate. Besides spending time with the family, Mike enjoys running, cooking Italian, and bicycling with Cindy.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1972, Taylor University
  • M.A., 1979, Wright State University
  • Ph.D., 1987, Miami University


Dr. Buck’s professional activities include paper presentations at International Conferences on Walter Scott. He has also published studies in Studies in Browning and His Circle, South Atlantic Review, Studies in Scottish Literature, and Language and Style. Dr. Buck is currently working on a bibliographic project with Dr. Peter Garside of Edinburgh University, forthcoming in the Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.

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