Jennifer Buckwalter joined the faculty of Wright State University in 2002 as an adjunct of Spanish and has since been promoted to Senior Lecturer. She stays active in the department of Modern Languages by serving on committees, assisting with activities such as Spanish Immersion Day, and presenting at foreign language conferences. In 2013 and 2015, she co-led a very successful study abroad program to Spain to teach Wright State students about the country's history and culture through its cuisine.
In 2005 Buckwalter accepted the position of Assistant Director of Development for the College of Liberal Arts. In 2013 she was promoted to Assistant Dean for Community and Student Engagement. In this administrative role, she directs initiatives to engage with college alumni and donors, organizes important college events, oversees scholarship initiatives, spearheads communications, collaborates on internship activity, and manages a professional mentoring program. She also oversees the University's premier arts fundraiser, ArtsGala, which has raised over $2.5 million in fine and performing arts scholarships since 2000.
In her free time, Buckwalter enjoys traveling, reading, Latin dancing, soccer, tennis, and home improvement projects. She also loves studying other languages and has taken several courses in French and Chinese.