Brian A. Burt

Associate Professor, Director, Wisconsin Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB)

brian.a.burt@wisc.edu

(608) 265-6643

270L Education Building

Burt, Brian

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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

  • PhD Academic Affairs and Student Development , University of Michigan, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education , 2014
  • MA Higher Education Administration, University of Maryland-College Park, Education, Policy, and Leadership , 2006
  • BS Secondary English Education, Indiana University-Bloomington , 2004

Select Publications

  • Burt, B. A., Stone, B. D., Perkins, T., Polk, A., Ramirez, C., & Rosado, J. (In Press). Cultural practices for scientific team cohesion and productivity: An autoethnographic examination. Small Group Research Online Publication/Abstract.
  • Burt, B. A., McCallum, C. M., Wallace, J. E., Roberson, J., Bonanno, A., & Boerman, E. (2021). Moving toward stronger advising practices: How Black males’ experiences at HPWIs advance a more caring and wholeness-promoting framework for graduate advising. Teachers College Record, 123(10) Online Publication/Abstract.
  • Burt, B. A., Roberson, J., Johnson, J., & Bonanno, A. (2020). Black men in engineering graduate programs: A theoretical model of the motivation to persist. Teachers College Record, 122(11) Online Publication/Abstract.
  • Burt, B. A., (2020). Broadening participation in the engineering professoriate: Influences on Allen’s journey in developing professorial intentions. Journal of Engineering Education Online Publication/Abstract.
  • Burt, B. A., Stone, B. D., Motshubi, R., & Baber, L. D. (In Press). STEM validation among underrepresented students: Leveraging insights from a STEM diversity program to broaden participation. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education Online Publication/Abstract.
  • 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.
  • Burt, B. A., (2019). Toward 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.

Select Presentations

  • Burt, B., Wallace, J. E., & McCallum, C. M. (2022). Advising for wholeness: Advancing a framework of care for graduate advising. Research paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California..
  • Burt, B., Wallace, J. E., & Stone, B. D. (2022). Advising with Care: Advancing Generative Advising Practices for Graduate Students. Research Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California.
  • Burt, B. A., & Stone, B. D. (2022). Developing Research Groups: Implications for Establishing a Culture of Community. Research paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, California.
  • Burt, B. A., Stone Jr, B., Porter, T., & Wallace, J. (2022). Aspiring to graduate school: Factors influencing Black Males’ pursuit of advanced degrees in engineering. Research Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Burt, B., Porter, T., Wallace, J., & Stone Jr, B. (2022). Domestic and international Black Men's social adjustment transitions to graduate school. Research Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Burt, B., Wallace, J. D., Stone, B. D., Porter, T., & Esquivel, E. (2022). Expectations vs reality: Black males’ perceptions and experiences of graduate school during transition. Research Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Burt, B., Porter, T., Stone Jr, B., Wallace, J., & Palmer, D. (2022). A culture of community: Essential practices for research group cohesion and productivity. presented at the Brauer Research Group, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Burt, B. A., Stone Jr, B., Porter, T., Wallace, J., & Henry, D. (2022). Understanding advising: Exploring the advisor and advisee relationship. presented at the Graduate Students of Color Mentoring Circle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology University.
  • Burt, B. A. (2022). Journey to the Professoriate: How to make the most of your visit. presented at the WiscProf: Future Faculty in Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Burt, B. A. (2022). Navigating college at the intersection of gender and race. Oral Presentation presented at the Youngstown State University, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Youngstown State University.

Select Awards and Honors

  • Inaugural Alumni Emerging Leader Award, School of Education, University of Michigan, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars, Morehouse College, 2021
  • William Elgin Wickenden Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2021
  • Emerging Scholar, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 2019
  • Neal-Marshall Exemplar Award, Indiana University Alumni Association, 2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer, American Educational Research Journal, 2019
  • Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2017
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Education, (2016, 2017)
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, King-Chavez-Parks, (2013, 2014)
  • Graduate Engineering Education Consortium for Students Inaugural Inductee, National Science Foundation, 2012