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James Burns Ph.D.

James Burns Ph.D.
Education
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership/Chair
Phone: 505.454.3521
Room: STEC-106
Email: jamesburns@nmhu.edu

 

Research Interests

Educational Ethnography

Survey Inquiry

Practitioner-Based Action Research

Education

University of Vermont, Ed.D, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Professional Experience

1997-1999 – Adjunct Professor of Education, New Mexico Highlands University

2000-2002 – Teaching Fellowship, College of Education and Social Sciences, University of Vermont

2004-2006 – Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership, New Mexico Highlands University

2006-2011 – Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, New Mexico Highlands University

2009-2001 – Chair, Educational Leadership Department, New Mexico Highlands University

Personal Interests

Southwest Cultures

Music

Courses Taught 1990- 2011
Middle School Curriculum (GNED), New Mexico Highlands University
Summer Institute for the Middle Grades, HAMS, Oahu, Hawaii
Summer Institute of the Middle Grades, New Mexico Highlands University
Classroom Management, New Mexico Highlands University
Methods for Middle Grades Teachers, University of Vermont
Advising Middle Grades Teachers, University of Vermont
Leadership Exploration (GNED), New Mexico Highlands University
Action Research in Education (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Educational Leadership and the Principalship (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
School Law (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
School and Community Relations (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Change, Technology and Governance (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Reflective Leadership (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
The Superintendency (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Multicultural Leadership (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Leading From the Middle (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Research Development I (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Research Development II (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Leadership Internship I (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University
Leadership Internship II (EDLD) New Mexico Highlands University

 

Publications
Burns, J., Kane, J.T., & Behre-Jenkinds, J.E. (2011).

Advisory in the Middle Grades.Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association, in press.

Burns, J. Kane, J. T., Behre-Jenkins, J., Michael Tenorio, and Daniel Maestas. (2009).North American middle grades advisories and related relational work. KGetting Kokopelli Review: A source of middle grades literature and research from the Southwest. 1(1),4-7.
Arth, A., Ashford, A., Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J., Kane, T., Mitchell, K., Shepard, D., Toepfer, C., and Wheeler, K. (2004).
Present imperfect. Principal Leadership, Middle Level Edition, 4(8).

Kane, J. T., Burns, J., and Behre Jenkins, J. (2004). Road trips: Taking advisory on the road. In Transition:Journal of the New York State Middle School Association, 22 (1),22-23.

Burns, J. (2003) Teaching Ophelia’s Little Sisters and Big Brothers. The Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools, 15(2), 37-41.

Burns, J. (2002). Advice for advisors. NAESP Middle Matters, 11, 6.
Burns, J. (2001). Ophelia’s little sister. Australian Journal of Middle Schooling, 1, 22-30.
Burns, J. (2001). Advisory: Let’s focus on the healthy child. In Transition: Journal of the New York State Middle School Association, 14,13-15.
Burns, J. (2000).Entering a global century: Three suggestions. The Transescent: The Journal of the Missouri Middle School Association, 24(3), 8-15.
Burns, J. (1998). Distinguishing advocacy from advisory: 10 questions and answers about advocacy. New Mexico Middle School Journal–On-Line, 1.
Burns, J., Gill, J., and Read, J. E. (1997) Re: Eagle Time at Leawood Middle School: An interview with Jo Ellen Read and Jim Gill.” New Mexico Middle School Journal, 7, 8-13.
Burns, J. (1997). Designated days for advisory. North Carolina Middle School Association Journal, 19,42-45.
Burns, J. (1996). Five attributes of satisfying advisories. New England League of Middle Schools Journal, 9(3), 11-13.

 

Burns, J., Kane, J.T., Behre-Jenkins, J.E. (October 2009). “Advisory Activities for the 21st Century.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD

Burns, J. (August 2009). “Advisory Activities for the 21st Century.” Strengthening the Core Conference, New Mexico Highlands University.

Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2009). “50 Great Advocacy and Advisory Ideas.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2009). “Advisory and School Leadership: 10 Ways to Make Advisory Happen.” National Middle Schoo Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Arth, A., Burns, J., Boothe, D., Hertzog, C.J., Kane, J.T., Major, C., Shepard, D., Wheeler, K., Whinery, B. (November 2009). “Using Advisory to Support Entry to High School.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Burns, J., Jenkins, J., & Kane, J.T. (November 2008). “50 Great Advisory Ideas.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Burns, J., Jenkins, J., & Kane, J.T. (November 2008). “A Survey of North American Middle School Advisory Programs.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

Burns, J, & Kane, J.T. (November 2007). “The Advisory Chronicles: An Interpretive Invitational Keynote. The Middle Grades Invitational, Houston, TX.

Burns, J., Jenkins, J., & Kane, J.T. (November 2007). “50 Great Advisory Ideas.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Houston, TX.

Burns, J. (October 2007). The Advisory Chronicles.” Keynote Address. New York State Middle School Association, Sarasota, New York.

Burns, J. (January 2007). “The Advisory Chronicles.” Keynote Address. New Mexico Middle Level Educators, Farmington, NM.

Burns, J., Jenkins, J., & Kane, J.T. (November 2006). “50 Great Advisory Ideas.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Burns, J. (March 2006). “The Advisory Chronicles.” Keynote Address. New Jersey Middle School Association, Somerville, NJ.

Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2005).“Best Practices for Advisory.” National MiddleSchool Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Burns, J., Burkhardt, R., Eskins, J. & McGehee, J. (July 2005). “Solutions for the Middle School.” New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators. Albuquerque, NM.

Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2004). “Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

Burns, J., Burkhardt, R. & Ecker,M. (October 2004).  “Middle Schools in the Age of NCLB.” New Mexico Middle Level Educators’ Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2003). “Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA

Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (November 2003). “Beyond Advisory.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Behre-Jenkins, J. Burns, J. & Kane, J. T. (October 2003). “Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work .” New York State Middle School Association Conference Annual Conference, Syracuse, NY.

Burns, J. & Burkhardt, R. (October 2003). “Middle School 101.” New Mexico Middle Level Educators’ Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Behre-Jenkins, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (October 2002).“Ophelia’s Little Sister.” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR.

Behre-Jenkins, J. Burns, J. & Kane, J. T. (October 2002).“Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work .” New York State Middle School Association Conference Annual Conference. Niagara Falls, NY.

Burns, J. (July 2002). Addressing Needs of Young Adolescent Learners: An Integrative Perspective on Development & Practice. A paper presented to the International Middle Schooling Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.

Burns, J. (April 2002). “Setting the Prairie on Fire.” Keynote address to Wisconsin Association of Middle level Educators Annual Conference. Stevens Point, WI.

Burns, J. (October 2001). “Let’s Talk About Kids.” Keynote address to New York State Middle School Association Conference Annual Conference. Binghamton, NY.

Burns, J. (October 2001). “Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work .” Preconference at National Middle School Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Burns, J. (April 2001). “Beyond Rhetoric: Middle School Curriculum.” (Substitute speaker for Dr. James A. Beane.) Wisconsin Association of Middle level Educators Annual Conference. Stevens Point, WI.

Behre, J., Burns, J. & Kane, J.T. (April 2001). “Advocate This! Creating Middle School Advisory Programs that Work .” National Middle School Association Annual Conference. St. Louis, MO.