Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University
Education Coordinator for Graduate Programs in Social-Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University


Professor Burke is professor of psychology and education and coordinator for the graduate programs in social-organizational psychology at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University. He is also associate editor of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Professor Burke earned his B.A. from Furman University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin.

Prior to coming to TC in 1979, he served in senior positions at Clark University and the NTL Institute, and as the Executive Director of the OD Network. Professor Burke's consulting experience has been with a variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religious, and medical systems.

A diplomat in I/O psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is also a fellow of the Academy of Management, the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is past editor of both Organizational Dynamics and The Academy of Management Executive.

Professor Burke has authored over 150 articles and book chapters in organizational psychology and has authored, co-authored, or edited 19 books. He has received numerous awards, including: the Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award; the Organization Development Professional Practice Area Award for Excellence - The Lippitt Memorial Award - from the American Society for Training Society and Development; the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Academy of Management; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OD Network; and the Distinguished Professional Contribution Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.