After 25 years teaching undergraduate communication and humanities classes, Dr. Bucy joined AFIT in 2017 as adjunct faculty teaching thesis writing courses. In 2018 she joined the Nuclear Program full time as an administrative assistant. Because of her background and education, when the NEAT Center was being developed, Dr. Bucy was asked to also serve as the Education Chair to oversee the educational outreach outside of the Graduate Nuclear Program.
Dr. Bucy's research area is sex difference in education, which has been a helpful background for the current push to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Air Force. She also serves on AFIT Chancellor’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Working Group, is a Green Dot implementer, and a Mental Health First Aider.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction (University of Phoenix, 2010). Dissertation title: Educator Interventions in Bullying of Male and Female High School Students in Ohio
M.Hum., Concentration in political communication and women's studies (Wright State University, 2001). Thesis title: Remedying Academic Gender Bias and Girls’ Low Self-Esteem: A study of multiple perspectives and proposals
B.A., Mass Communication (Wright State University, 1993)
Mental Health First Aider (military, first responders, law enforcement), 2019
Green Dot Implementer, Refresher and Initial, 2019, WPAFB
Analyst Boot Camp, 2016, Wright State Research Institute
Online Distance Education Facilitator:
AETC Nuclear Deterrence Operations Professional Team of the Year Award (2019)
2010 Ohio School Boards Association Master Board Member:
Lifetime distinction earned for commitment to ongoing training, leadership, and professional growth
2010 OSBA Award of Achievement: Earned for voluntarily participating in 50+ hours of training
2008 OSBA Award of Achievement: Earned for voluntarily participating in 50+ hours of training
2007 OSBA Award of Achievement: Earned for voluntarily participating in 50+ hours of training