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Brian A. Burt, Ph.D.

Brian A. Burt, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also serves as Research Scientist in the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (WeiLAB). With support from the National Science Foundation (Early CAREER Award) and National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, he studies graduate student learning and achievement. In particular, he seeks to provide new understandings of the complexity of science participation with the aim being to better understand the experiences that promote or turn students away from science pathways.

Brian has published in leading educational journals such as the American Educational Research Journal, School Science and Mathematics, and Journal of Negro Education, to name a select few. In 2019, he was named an Emerging Scholar by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Brian earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, a Master’s in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland-College Park, and a Bachelor’s in secondary English from Indiana University-Bloomington.