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Steve Edward Bucher

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Professor of Technical Communication Practice


  • Master's Degree, Professional Writing, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor's Degree, English, University of Pittsburgh


Stephen Bucher is a Professor of Technical Communication Practice at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and is the Director of the Engineering in Society Program (EiS). Awards and grants include the Teaching Has No Boundaries award, the USC Good Neighbors award, two Mellon Mentoring grants, and a Fund for Innovative Teaching award. He is the creator of and faculty advisor to Illumin magazine (https://illumin.usc.edu). His service efforts include chairing the University's Off-campus Studies Panel; serving on the University Committee on Curriculum (UCOC); being a member of the Task Force on Workplace Standards and Employee Wellness; serving on the Working Group on University Culture; and chairing the University's RTPC Promotions Committee. He also served as the inaugural Academic Integrity Coordinator for Viterbi and co-chaired the Academic Senate's Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee for several years. In 2018, the Viterbi School presented him the John O'Brien Dean's Faculty Service Award. In the same year, the university's Academic Senate gave him the Distinguished Faculty Service Award.


  • 2018 John O'Brien Dean's Faculty Service Award
  • 2018 USC Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Service Award
  • 2006 Service Award
  • 2003 Teaching Has No Boundaries Award
  • 2003 USC Good Neighbor Volunteer Award,
  • 1999 Fund for Innovative Teaching Award
  • Director, Engineering in Society Program
  • Engineering in Society Program

  • OHE 106
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1455

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-3094
  • sbucher@usc.edu


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