Scott Buechler

Assistant Professor of Business Communications
Koury Business Center 324
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
sbuechler@elon.edu (336) 278-5954

Professional Expertise

Effective communications, visualization, data analysis and reporting

Brief Biography

Scott Buechler joined the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business (LSB) at Elon University in 2003, serving six years as Associate Dean until taking a faculty position in the Department of Management in 2009.

As Associate Dean he helped the LSB secure and maintain AACSB accreditation, coordinated the move of the LSB into the impressive Koury Business Center, and served as Director of the Business Fellows Program.

As a member of the faculty of the Department of Management, Scott teaches courses in Business Communication and served as Department Chair from 2009 to 2011. In 2011 he was asked to serve as Interim Dean of the LSB, which he did for the 2011-12 Academic Year, after which he returned to his faculty role.

Scott conducts research into writing in the business professions, data visualization, and cutting edge ideas for the effective teaching of business communications.

Scott enjoys teaching, scholarship, serving the university, and working out in the Elon Fitness Center. Weather permitting, you can see him riding his bike across campus.

Education

MBA, with dual concentration in Management and New Venture Analysis, University of Tennessee, 1990.

Ph.D.  English, University of Utah, 1979

M.A.   English Literature and Linguistics, University of Wisconsin, 1974

B.A.   English, University of Wisconsin, 1972

Attended Antioch College, Yellow Spring, Ohio, 1967-1970


 

Employment History

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

January 2003- present: Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

June 2009-present: Assistant Professor, Business Communications

June 2011-May 2012: Interim Dean and Assistant Professor of Business Communications

June 2009-May 2011: Chair, Department of Management and Assistant Professor of Business Communications

January 2003-May 2009: Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Business Administration

September 1996-August 1999: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Assistant Dean, The Illinois MBA

1991-August 1996: University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

Director, Graduate Business Programs

1984-1985: Radford University, Radford, Virginia

Associate Professor of English

1979-1984: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

Assistant Professor of English

NON-ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

September 1999-December 2002: Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI). Project Manager

1986-1991: Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Section Head and Supervisor, Publications Division

Courses Taught

BUS 202 Business Communications

STA/GST 248: Business and Culture in Vietnam

MBA 563 International Business

Elon 101

Leadership Positions

Interim Dean, the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, June 1 2011 to May 31 2012

Chair, Department of Management, the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, June 1 2009 to May 31 2011

Associate Dean, the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business 2003-2009

Assistant Dean of the MBA Program, University of Illinois 1996-1999

Director of Graduate Programs, University of Tennessee, 1991-1996

Research

Scott conducts research into writing in the business professions, data visualization, and cutting edge ideas for the effective teaching of business communications.

Current Projects

Currently working with colleague Cindy Conn on an article on "Writing in the Business Profession"

Recently employed "flipping" techniques in Business Communications and am preparing a paper to describe that.

Conduct research on Web 2.0 and Business Communication.

Pursue interest in visual representation of data.

Grants Awarded

Internal grant supporting collaborative review of BUS 202, Summer 2014. $5,000 awarded by Writing Excellence Initiative.

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Stevens, E. and Buechler, S. (2013). An analysis of the Lehman Brothers code of ethics and the role it played in the firm. Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics (10)1, 43-57.

Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., and Buechler, S. (2012). Investigating web 2.0 application impacts on knowledge workers’ decisions and performance. Information Resources Management Journal, 25(4), 65-83, October-December 2012. DOI: 10.4018/irmj.2012100104.

Buechler, S. (2010). Using web 2.0 to collaborate. Business Communication Quarterly, 73(4), 439-443. DOI: 10.1177/1080569910385381.

Noer, D. and Buechler, S. (2005). Multiple perspectives in teaching business ethics: One university’s journey through the ideological mine field. Ethics and Critical Thinking Quarterly Journal, 2005(4). 47-63.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Buechler, S., Hartshorne, R., and Ajjan, H. (2014). Examining the impact of web 2.0 applications on knowledge management performance. Trends in e-business, e-services, and e-commerce: Impact of technology on goods, services, and business transactions. In Lee, editor. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4510-3.ch005.

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS UNDER REVIEW

Stevens, E. and Buechler, S. (Under review) Using assessment instruments to analyze the Bear Stearns ethical code. Under review at Mustang Journal of Business and Ethics.

TRADE PUBLICATIONS

Buechler, S. and Jones, D. (2002). Making the grade: The role of student satisfaction metrics in program improvement. BizEd, 2002 (1), 52-55.

Buechler, S. (2001). Continuous participation in stakeholder assessment studies shows link to improvement in performance. AACSB Newsline. Winter 2001, 20-21.

CONTRACT REPORTS

Buechler, S. (2002) Effective Practices: Undergraduate Career Services. AACSB –International. 25 pages.

Buechler, S. (2001). Effective Practices: MBA Career Services. AACSB –International. 16 pages.


 

Presentations

Buechler, S. (2013, October). Importance vs. preparation in critical writing skills. International ABC Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Buechler, S. (2013, March). Writing as the Quality Enhancement Plan for SACS Accreditation: A role for business communications. Southeast Regional ABC Conference, Louisville, KY.

Buechler, S. (2012, March). Hey, this is real! Recommending Web 2.0 strategies to a global enterprise. Southeast Regional ABC Conference, March 8-10, 2012.

Buechler, S. (2010, October). Blogging our way to consensus. Association of Business Communications National Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Buechler, S. and Stevens, E. (2005, March). Using the company analysis report in business communications. Association of Business Communications Regional Meeting, Greensboro, NC.

O’Mara, K. and Buechler, S. (2004, December). Creating a cohort experience in a part-time MBA program. AACSB Annual Continuous Improvement Symposium.

Buechler, S. (2002, March). Using student satisfaction data for continuous improvement in nursing programs. AACN Annual Meeting.

Buechler, S. (2001, April). Effective practices in core MBA curriculum and instruction. Presentation and panel discussion. AACSB Annual Meeting.

Buechler, S. (2001, January). Putting good data to great use. Presentation and panel discussion. AACSB Conference on Undergraduate Programs in Business.

Buechler, S. (2000, September). Changing strategies in MBA career services. Presentation and panel discussion. AACSB Annual Continuous Improvement Symposium.

Buechler, S. (1998, February). Using technology to enhance teaching and learning. Facilitated panel discussion. GMAC Program Managers’ Meeting.

Buechler, S. (1998, February). Using benchmarking data to leverage change in MBA programs. GMAC Program Managers’ Meeting.

Buechler, S. (1996, June). Innovative grading and performance measurement. Facilitated discussion. GMAC Annual Meeting.

Buechler, S. (1996, February). Managing technology in MBA programs. Panel discussion. MBA Program Managers’ Meeting.

Buechler, S. and Parr, W. (1995, June). The University of Tennessee MBA core curriculum: Lessons learned. GMAC Annual Meeting.

Service Activities

Co-chair, Business Core Curriculum Review Committee, Fall 2014 to present

Member, SACS QEP Committee, Elon University, spring 2012-spring 2013.

Ex-officio Member, LSB Dean’s Board of Advisors, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, January 2003-May 2009 and June 2011-May 2012.

Member, Evaluation of Teaching Committee, Elon University, spring 2010-spring 2011.

Chair, AACSB Steering Committee, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, August 2007-February 2009.

Member, Dean’s Student Advisory Board, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, January 2003-May 2009.

Faculty advisor, Business Fellows Student Advisory Board, 2006-2009.

Member, Graduate Council, Elon University, 2005-2007.

Chair, MBA Faculty Policy Advisory Committee, Illinois MBA Program, 1996-1999.

Chair, GMAC Professional Development Advisory Group, 1997-1998. Identified new programs in professional development for GMAC professionals.

Member, GMAC Professional Development Advisory Group, 1994-1996. Planned programs for GMAC, including the GMAC Annual Meeting and MBA Program Managers’ Meeting.

Co-Chair 1997-1998, College of Commerce and Business Administration Task force on Technology Content in the Business Curriculum

Awards

Best Paper Award: Stevens, E. and Buechler, S. (2013) An analysis of the Lehman Brothers code of ethics and the role it played in the firm. Proceedings of the 2013 MW/SE U.S. Conference of ABC.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Service, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, 2010

Award of Excellence from University of Tennessee MBA graduating class, 1996

University of Tennessee Chancellor's Award for Excellence, 1994

Martin Marietta Award of Excellence, 1989

Martin Marietta Energy Systems Award for Operational Performance, 1988