As an educator, Professor Buffington’s career has taken her to Monmouth College, as an assistant to the college president on minority affairs, Monmouth, Illinois, City Colleges of Chicago, Illinois, Lecturer of Anthropology Southern Mississippi University, ethnographer department of history and Oral history, Hattiesburg. The University of Mississippi, instructor Project Learn Earn and Prosper (LEAP) Oxford. Mississippi State University, The cobb Institute of Archaeology, Lecture of Anthropology, Starkville, Mississippi. Alabama Southern College, Director Student Support Services, Monroeville, Alabama, and Mid-South College, Director of Student Support Services West Memphis, Arkansas.
Ms. Buffington was the first black women in Northeast Mississippi to organize a community arts center, festival (Avant Park), and the very first to present a statewide conference on Southern folklore in Northeast Mississippi Oxford.
Ms. Buffington graduated from the University of Memphis in Tennessee with a Master of Arts in Anthropology, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a Master of Higher education Administration/Student Personnel, the University of Mississippi (OleMS). Ms. Buffington currently resides in Washington State.