Brian A. Burt

Associate Professor

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., 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.
  • 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). 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.
  • 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.

Select Presentations

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

Select Awards and Honors

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars, Morehouse College, 2020
  • 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)
  • Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society, University of Michigan, 2012
  • Graduate Engineering Education Consortium for Students Inaugural Inductee, National Science Foundation, 2012
  • Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Fellow, American Educational Research Association, 2010