2023 EHE Research Forum

The 2023 EHE Research Forum was held Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 8am-4pm. Once again, it was held in the Ohio Union.  This yearly event featured over 100 presentations by researchers across the college!


The full research forum schedule is below:

Please direct any questions about the forum to Matt Eveland, Administrative Coordinator, EHE Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration (ORIC).

Keynote Speaker:

Brian Burt, Associate Professor of Higher Education in the department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, and Director and Chief Research Scientist of Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Brian A. Burt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Director and Chief Research Scientist in the Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB)

Brian A. Burt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis department in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Director and Chief Research Scientist in the Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB)National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2017), National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award recipient, and Emerging Scholar. He is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and attended Grand Rapids Public Schools (Ottawa Hills High School, Iroquois Middle School, Sherwood and Alger Elementary Schools).

As a classical pianist interested in a degree in music education – and becoming a world-famous symphony conductor – Dr. Burt chose Indiana University (IU) for undergraduate studies because of their strong music program. Around the time he changed his major to secondary English education.  After earning a Bachelor’s of Science in secondary English education from IU, Dr. Burt pursued a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies (with a concentration in Higher Education Administration) from the University of Maryland-College Park. It was during this time that he participated in a pivotal research experience with his faculty mentor.

After completing his Master’s degree, Dr. Burt remained at the University of Maryland-College Park, but in a professional capacity as the Coordinator for Scholarships and Special Programs in the Undergraduate Studies Office at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.   Dr. Burt later attended the University of Michigan to pursue a doctorate in Higher Education. As a doctoral student, he continued to engage in independent and collaborative research with faculty members.

Currently, as Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Burt is primarily engaged in research, writing, and teaching. Through his program of research, he studies the experiences of graduate students, and the institutional policies and practices that influence students’ educational and workforce pathways.

In his free time, Brian enjoys going on artistic outings (e.g., musicals, operas, art galleries), reading recreational books (fiction and financial planning), watching movies, and spending time with family and friends, and his two dogs.