Dr. Walter L. Burt | Associate Professor

1405 Sangren Hall | Phone: (269) 387-1821 | FAX: (269) 387-3696 | walter.burt@wmich.edu


is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership, Research & Technology at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From November 1, 2012 to October 1, 2013, Dr. Burt served as Interim Dean in the College of Education and Human Development at Western Michigan University. Prior to coming to WMU in August, 2004, Dr. Burt served as Project Manager in the District Alliance Programs of the Stupski Foundation in Mill Valley, California. As Project Manager, Dr. Burt was responsible for leading school reform initiatives in the Paterson (Paterson, NJ) and New Haven (New Haven, CT) public schools. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Burt served as Superintendent of Schools in the School District of the City of Pontiac, Michigan.

Dr. Burt is a former Mott Foundation Fellow, an Urban Health Initiative (UHI) Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a graduate of the Broad Foundation Fellow's Executive Management Program for Urban Superintendents. With respect to his professional preparation, Dr. Burt holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology from Alcorn State University, a Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree from The University of Michigan. His research interest is in educational leadership, with particular emphasis in leadership development of school administrators in urban school settings. Dr. Burt lectures and is published in books and professional journals.

Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

October 26, 2016