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Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Western Michigan University (2018)
  • M.A., Reading, Grand Valley State University
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Calvin College

Research Interests

  • Sense of community in the college classroom
  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Impact of generational differences on teaching and learning in higher education

Laurie Burgess, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Education
  • Teacher Education Division Chair

  • Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education Division

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership in Higher Education, Western Michigan University (2018)
  • M.A., Reading, Grand Valley State University
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Calvin College

Research Interests

  • Sense of community in the college classroom
  • Teaching and learning in higher education
  • Impact of generational differences on teaching and learning in higher education

Dr. Laurie Burgess is an associate professor of education and the chair of the Teacher Education Division at Cornerstone University. Dr. Burgess’s collaborative nature inspires her to create community in college classrooms. She has given several presentations on this topic as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education.

Dr. Burgess received her Bachelor of Arts at Calvin University and her Master of Arts in Reading from Grand Valley State University. In 2018, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Burgess lives with her husband, Chris, and they have three children. In her spare time, Dr. Burgess enjoys reading, cooking and traveling.

“Teaching at Cornerstone University is a privilege. Everyday I have an opportunity to serve within a community that values excellent education and makes Jesus Christ central to its mission.”

Hobbies

  • Cooking
  • Travel
  • Reading

Campus Involvement

  • Undergraduate Academic Council
  • Graduate Academic Council

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.