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. Since 2000 he has been the Director of the Engineering Writing Program (EWP). 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 ( His service efforts include chairing the University's Off-campus Studies Panel; serving on the University Committee on Curriculum (UCOC); co-chairing the Academic Senate's Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee; was a member of the Task Force on Workplace Standards and Employee Wellness; serving on the Working Group on University Culture; serving on the RTPC
Promotions Committee. He also serves as the inaugural Academic Integrity Coordinator forViterbi. 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
  • Department Chair, Engineering Writing 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


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