Leslie Elizabeth Buck is a Professor of Mathematics at Suffolk County Community College in Riverhead, New York, United States. She has taught mathematics for over 20 years. She holds a BA in Mathematics from Dowling College in Oakdale, New York, an MS in Mathematics from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York and an MS in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York (now New York University). She has consulted with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement for Teaching and is author of the virtual, interactive book ‘Algebra is Vital’. Her YouTube channel contains videos that complement her books.
Leslie worked briefly in the field as an Environmental Engineer before dedicating her life to the art of teaching. She interned with the U.S. Air Force during the summer of 1996, assisting with the remediation of jet fuel contamination. She published several papers regarding her research there and during her tenure at Polytechnic University.
Leslie spent over two decades volunteering as a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the State of New York.
When Leslie is not teaching or pursuing various creative endeavors of her choice, she prefers to be running around in remote mountain areas for hours on end with her Australian Cattle dog Aurora, laughing with her beautiful daughter Elise, swimming in open bodies of water with her silly girlfriends or sleeping under the stars.
Burris, David R., Delcomyn, Carrie A., Deng, Baolin, Buck, Leslie E. and Hatfield, Kirk. Kinetics of Tetrachloroethylene-Reductive Dechlorination Catalyzed by Vitamin B12. Environmental Science and Toxicology (SETAC), January 1998, 17:9:1681-1688.
Modeling of Organohalide Reactions in Aqueous B12/Ti(III) Systems. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Research and Development Laboratories, 5800 Uplander Way, Culver City, CA, August 1996.
Photocatalytic Degradation of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Presence of Different Types of Surfactants. 4th Annual Northeast Regional Student Environmental Conference, Center for Environmental Engineering and Science Technologies, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, April 27, 1996.