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Meet Professor Heather Burns
Meet Professor Heather Burns

Heather Burns, EdD, is an assistant professor and coordinator of the Leadership in Ecology, Culture and Learning (LECL) program in the Educational Leadership and Policy department. She is also the coordinator of the Learning Gardens Laboratory. Dr. Burns completed her doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in sustainability education at PSU. Her master’s degree, from Oregon State University, combined adult education, women studies and communication studies into an interdisciplinary degree focusing on social justice education abroad. Dr. Burns has over 15 years of experience as an administrator and instructor in higher education, much of which was spent working with international students. Her research interests include sustainability pedagogy in higher education, sustainable food systems, and the roles of community-based learning and service-learning in creating sustainable change. In addition to her academic interests, Dr. Burns also started her own community supported farm business in the Portland area.

Heather Burns, EdD
Graduate School of Education
Portland State University
Educational Leadership and Policy
PO Box 751
615 SW Harrison
Room 506V
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-8252
Fax: 503-725-3200
Email: hburns@pdx.edu