Faculty Profiles

Dr. Rebecca Burns

Dr. Rebecca Burns, Ph.D., associate Professor

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Email: rebeccaburns@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-7078

Dr. Rebecca West Burns is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of South Florida. Her research and scholarship lie at the intersection of supervision, clinically rich teacher education, and school-university partnerships. In particular, her research examines the clinical pedagogy used in clinical experiences, the hybrid roles needed to enact clinically based teacher education in school-university partnerships, and how supervision in school-university partnerships can develop teacher leadership capacity to renew schools and colleges of education.

Currently she coordinates the Teacher Leadership Graduate Certificate and has co-created the Mort Teacher Leader Academy, a unique clinically centered program designed to develop teacher leaders for urban schools. Her work has been published in peer-refereed journals such as Action in Teacher Education, Phi Delta Kappa, the Peabody Journal of Education, School-University Partnerships, Teacher Education and Practice, and the Teacher Educator.

Her most recent awards include the 2016 USF Community Engaged Scholar Award, the 2013 Penn State University Alumni Association Early Career Achievement Award, the 2012 American Education Research Association Professional Development School Special Interest Group Dissertation Scholar, the 2011 Phi Delta Kappa Andrew K. Kozak Fellowship Award for research, leadership, and service, and the 2010 Arthur Blumberg Scholar Award. 

Dr. Burns is a nationally recognized scholar serving in leadership roles as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Professional Development Schools, Chair of the American Education Research Association Professional Development School Research Special Interest Group, and Co-Chair for the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision Membership Committee. Currently, she serves as the Policy and External Relations Committee Chair for the National Association for Professional Development Schools where she co-convenes a Joint Task Force between the Association of Teacher Educators and the National Association for Professional Development Schools. 

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