Assistant Professor of Communication Alan Buck has been named director for Meredith’s new digital communication certificate program.
A member of Meredith’s communication faculty since 2016, Buck will lead the new post-baccalaureate certificate program. The 16-credit, interdisciplinary program of study will prepare women and men who hold four-year degrees in any major for careers in the growing field of digital communication. The program emphasizes skill development through work with real world clients and hands-on content production opportunities.
Buck has more than 20 years of professional multimedia production and project management experience, including video and web production for both domestic and international clients. He has shot video for the CBS Network, The Weather Channel, The Masters Tournament, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and numerous nonprofits in North Carolina. He has worked in television broadcasting at CBS, WB, and Fox affiliates in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, including serving as news videographer, where he won an Associated Press Award for Best Feature Video, and director of promotions.
Prior to joining the Meredith faculty, Buck has taught at institutions including Campbell University and UNC Chapel Hill. He holds an M.A. in Interactive Media from Elon University and a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from UNC Greensboro. He is a member of the College Media Association, is on the board for Raleigh nonprofit Designed For Joy, where he is in charge of the Communications Committee, and was appointed to the Town of Apex Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Advisory Committee.