Brian A. Burt

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Brian A Burt

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Brian A Burt

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA)

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Office: 608/265-6643

brian.a.burt@wisc.edu
https://brianaburt.wordpress.com
Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Dr. Burt uses qualitative methodological approaches to study the experience of graduate students and the institutional policies and practices that influence students’ pathways. His current research falls into two strands: understanding team-based research experiences, and exploring the experiences of underrepresented graduate students of color in engineering. Through his work, Dr. Burt seeks to provide new ways to understand science participation and the experiences that might attract students to or turn them away from science pathways. Dr. Burt received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship and National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award. He also serves as Research Scientist in the Wisconsin Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB).


Education

Ph D, Academic Affairs and Student Development
University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education
Ann Arbor, MI

MA, Higher Education Administration
University of Maryland-College Park, Education, Policy, and Leadership
College Park, MD

BS, Secondary English Education
Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN


Publications

  • Burt, B.A., McKen, A., Burkhart, J., Hormell, J., & Knight, A. (2019). Black men in engineering graduate education: Experiencing and coping with racial microaggressions within the advisor-advisee relationship. Journal of Negro Education. 88(4), 493-508.
  • Burt, B.A., Williams, K.L., & Palmer, G.M. (2019). It takes a village: The role of emic and etic adaptive strengths on the persistence of Black men in engineering graduate programs. American Educational Research Journal. 56(1), 39-74.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Williams, K.L., Burt, B.A., Clay, K., & Bridges, B.K. (2019). Stories untold: Counter-narratives to anti-Blackness and deficit-oriented discourse concerning HBCUs. American Educational Research Journal. 56(2), 556-599.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Burt, B.A. (2019). Towards a theory of engineering professorial intentions: The role of research group experiences. American Educational Research Journal. 56(2), 289-332.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Burt, B.A., Williams, K.L., & Smith, W.A. (2018). Into the storm: Ecological and sociological impediments to Black males’ persistence in engineering graduate programs. American Educational Research Journal. 55(5), 965-1006.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Burt, B.A., & Johnson, J. (2018). Origins of STEM interest for Black male graduate students in engineering. School Science and Mathematics. 118(6), 257-270.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Burt, B.A., & Baber, L.D. (2018). The power of language: Exploring foundations of neoliberalism in federal financial aid policy. Journal of Negro Education. 87(2), 140-153.
  • Burt, B.A. (2017). Learning competencies through engineering research group experiences. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. 8(1), 48-64.
  • Burt, B.A., Lundgren, K., & Schroetter, J. (2017). Learning from within: A longitudinal case study of an education research group. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education. 8(2), 128-143.
  • Burt, B.A., Knight, A., & Roberson, J. (2017). Racializing experiences of foreign-born and ethnically diverse Black male engineering graduate students: Implications for student affairs practice, policy, and research. Journal of International Students. 7(4), 925-943.

Presentations

  • Baber, L., Burt, B.A., Stone Jr., B., Motshubi, R., & Jackson, J. (2019). STEM validation among underrepresented students: Insights from participants in a regional STEM diversity program, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Meeting, ASHE, Portland, OR.
  • Williams, K., Bowman, P., Burt, B.A., Dykes, J., Johnson, T., Shore, C., & Stone, B. (2019). Student role strain, adaptation and college success for Black students, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Meeting, ASHE, Portland, OR.
  • Burt, B.A. (2019). Remaining in STEM: The Roles of Family in Black Men’s Perseverance through P-20 STEM Pathways, World Educational Research Association (WERA) Annual Meeting, WERA, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Burt, B.A. (2019). Staying in STEM: The Roles of Family in Black Men’s P-20 STEM Pathways, Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) Annual Meeting, KAME, Seoul, Korea.
  • Burt, B.A., Palmer, J.M., Kollasch, K., & Logan, E. (2019). Listening with a third ear: Advancing promising practices to promote Black men’s persistence in engineering, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, AERA, Toronto, Canada.
  • Burt, B.A., Johnson, J., Roberson, J., & Bonnano, A. (2019). Motivation to persist: Black men in engineering graduate programs, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, AERA, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lehman, K.J., Burt, B.A., Park, J.J., Riggers-Piehl, T., Rodriguez, S.L., & Snipes, J.T. (2018). Catching the spirit: A discussion on the role of spirituality in the experiences of STEM students, Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Meeting, ASHE, Tampa, FL.
  • Burt, B.A., Williams, K., & Smith, W.A. (2018). Of perseverance and triumph: Adaptive strengths and Black male persistence in engineering graduate programs, World Educational Research Association (WERA) Annual Meeting, WERA, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Burt, B.A., Williams, K., & Palmer, G. (2018). Black men’s persistence in graduate school: The role of emic and etic adaptive strengths, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, AERA, New York, NY.
  • Burt, B.A., Williams, K., & Smith, W.A. (2018). Critical contexts and relationships that threaten Black men’s persistence in engineering graduate programs, American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, AERA, New York, NY.

Awards and Honors

  • Other
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    Date(s): 2017 - 2022
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2020
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2019
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    Date(s): 2019
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    Date(s): 2019
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship
    Organization: National Academy of Education
    Date(s): 2016 - 2017
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2013 - 2014
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2012
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    Date(s): 2012
  • Other
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    Date(s): 2010
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