John Buckley, M.S.

Academic Advisor in Lawrence, Kansas

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Hello! I'm John Buckley and I'm an Academic Advisor at KU's Undergraduate Advising Center.

By way of Kansas State University (MS, Counseling & Student Development, emphasis College Student Development) and Wichita State University (BA, Liberal Arts & Sciences, emphasis Psychology), I came to advising after 5 years in behavioral health, counseling, and non-profit work. During that time, I was a pre-college advisor at Upward Bound Math Science. With a little courage and some willingness to step into the unknown, I found my passion. I encourage this in my advisees! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler." My love for academic advising lead to publishing in NACADA's Academic Advising Today and two practica in advising research, professional development, and practice.

Academic advisors can support you to become the most successful student and human being possible! I'm excited to help you explore life goals, dreams for the future, majors at KU, and courses that fit with where your compass points. I also want to help you connect to learning outside the classroom through campus involvement and civic engagement.

My personal interests include hiking (the Ozarks & Rockies are my favorite so far), mindfulness, cooking, singing/guitar, staying informed of state & national politics, tiny houses, and community arts/music culture. I love all kinds of music and used to perform/organize shows. As a graduate student, I had an assistantship in student activities. This lead to meeting some interesting people, putting on some fun events, developing leadership skills, and advising committee efforts -- ask me about it sometime!

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He / Him / His

StrengthsQuest: Strategic, Learner, Deliberative, Relator, Input

True Colors: Green/Blue

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging

Self Directed Search/Holland Code: Artistic, Investigative, Enterprising, Social, Conventional

Sorting Hat: Ravenclaw/Gryffindor (hatstall)

  • Work
    • University of Kansas
  • Education
    • Kansas State University
    • Wichita State University