Health Professions Advisor in Newark, Delaware
Hello! I'm John Buckley and I'm a Health Professions Advisor in the Center for Health Profession Studies at the University of Delaware. My pronouns are He/Him/His.
My goals: Explore your inspiration, motivation, and developing identity as a healthcare professional; Build awareness of health professions; Help you take action to meet admission requirements and build professional competencies toward a successful application.
Academic and career advisors can help you manage the challenges and opportunities of your education – when you feel lost in your progress, need to consider approaches to learning, or want to know more about what resources are available, we're a great place to start and can help you make the most of your pursuit of higher education.
I came to advising in 2014 after 5 years in mental health and non-profit work. As a Pre-College Advisor at Upward Bound at Wichita State University, I developed a love for student engagement in helping first generation college students envision and pursue their future. My graduate work included an assistantship in student activities and practica in advising professional development and practice. I came to the University of Delaware in 2022 after over 4 years advising Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, and Business majors at UT-Knoxville and close to two years of work with deciding and pre-professional students at the University of Kansas where I collaborated with a team to develop a major exploration pathway program.
My personal interests include cycling, camping, hiking, mindfulness, cooking, music, politics, social justice, and community arts/music culture.
"People with problems are not problem people." -- Kimberle Crenshaw
"I would not have you descend into your own dream. I would have you be a conscious citizen of this terrible and beautiful world." -- Ta-Nehisi Coates
"The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that [they] can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves." -- Paulo Freire
How I Identify: White, cisgender, man, able bodied, middle class, credentialed, military family.
StrengthsQuest: Strategic, Deliberative, Connectedness, Relator, Intellection. Learner and Input are also strong themes.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.
Holland Code: Social, Artistic, Investigative.
See my STUDY SKILLS PAGE for UD Academic Supports & exam prep resources.