University of Calgary

Amy Burns

  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Dean Undergraduate Prgm

Profile

Dr. Burns has been a public school teacher at various levels and in various subject areas since convocating with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge in 1996.  In 2001, she completed her MA in Educational Leadership and in 2008 her PhD in Educational Leadership, both from the University of Calgary. From 2001 to 2014, Dr. Burns served as a Fine Arts educator, Curriculum Leader and Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Administrator with Rocky View Schools.  In 2014, Dr. Burns joined the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary where she acts as the Director of Field Experience.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Burns began her program of research in the area of gender in educational leadership.  Currently, her research interests have expanded to include the role of Inspiring Education policy on leadership and teaching in the Alberta classroom generally and on the field experience practicum more specifically. 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy
University of Calgary

Master of Arts
University of Calgary

Bachelor of Fine Arts
University of Lethbridge

Bachelor of Education
University of Lethbridge

Publications

Burns, A.M. Leadership and gender: Conclusions drawn from Wildrose School. International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, 10(14). Available from http://iejll.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/iejll/index.php/ijll/article/view/614/276

 

 

Awards

  • Rockyview Schools National / International Conference Grant, Award given to facilitate presentation of research findings at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration, May 2006, Toronto, ON.
  • Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration Master’s Thesis Award, Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration, May 2002, Toronto, ON.
  • University of Calgary Travel Grant, Award given to facilitate presentation of research findings at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration, May 2001, Quebec City, QC.
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