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New Arts faculty in 2021: Dr. Eunhee Buettner

Wed. Dec. 1, 2021

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to welcome new faculty members in several departments this year including: Criminal Justice; English; History; Political Science; Psychology; Religion and Culture; Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications; Sociology; Theatre and Film; and Urban and Inner-City Studies.

We're asking each of our new faculty members to introduce themselves by providing us with a brief profile highlighting their research, a list of courses they'll teach, and a photo. That way we'll recognize them when we meet them in the halls on campus or in Zoom meetings online.

Dr. Eunhee Buettner (Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications)

Dr. Eunhee BuettnerDr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers states "Eunhee brings kindness and competence to teaching writing as a cultural practice." (Photo supplied)

Today, we feature Dr. Eunhee Buettner, Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications. Dr. Buettner completed her PhD at the University of Manitoba and she specializes in Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) and Second Language Acquisition. Dr. Buettner isn't entirely new to UWinnipeg, as she previously taught courses in both the Faculty of Education and the English Language Program.

The Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications is pleased to welcome Dr. Buettner. Dr. Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Chair of the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications, states "Eunhee brings kindness and competence to teaching writing as a cultural practice. With both training and experience in guiding student writers, she can also help all of us in the department review and renew our pedagogical approaches."


PhD – Education (TESL), University of Manitoba 

MA – TESOL, Sookmyung Women’s University

BA – English Literature and Language, Anyang University


Dr. Buettner has specialized in Teaching English as an Additional Language (TEAL) and Second Language Acquisition. Her doctoral research focuses on the impact of language on culture and identity in intercultural families and explores immigrant women’s becoming, othering, and mothering experiences in their intercultural families and Canadian society. She has taught English to a variety of age groups and levels in South Korea. She also taught an English as Specific Purposes (ESP) course at the English Language Program at the University of Winnipeg.

Before joining the department, Dr. Buettner taught multicultural education, Introduction to TEAL, and Supporting and Teaching Refugee Youth courses at the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. She was co-editor of TEAL Manitoba Journal. She is currently co-chair of Communications Committee at TEAL Manitoba organization. She promotes a Student Showcase event which provides K-12 EAL students an opportunity to express their lived experiences through writings and drawings. She annually collects students’ work and publish them in a booklet, ‘Our Journey: Stories from EAL Students’.


• Academic Writing: Multidisciplinary – RHET-1105
• Academic Writing: Extended – RHET-1110
• Academic Writing: Extended EAL – RHET-1115
• Writing for Scholarly Audiences – RHET-3329
• Rhetorics of Identity – RHET-4420

Research interests

Intercultural communication
Mothering bilingual children
Impact of language on identity and culture
Benefits of journal writing in language education
Multiliteracy pedagogy