Laurie Burgess, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Teacher Education Division Chair

Faculty Positions:

Traditional Undergrad Academics - Teacher Education

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Laurie Burgess received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College and her Master's in Reading from Grand Valley State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education from Western Michigan University.

"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."


  • Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Cornerstone University
    • CELT Talk, Developing Community in the College Classroom
    • Guiding Students Through the Mid-Semester Slump
    • Creating Community in the Classroom
    • Writing to Enhance Learning
  • Fire-Up Conference
    • Engaging Students through Effective Classroom Discussions
  • Lilly Conference of Teaching and Learning
    • Creating Community in the College Classroom

Campus Involvement

  • Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Committee Member


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




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