Washburn University, Assistant Professor, 2011-present
University of Missouri—Kansas City, Coordinator of Dual Credit English, 2008-2011
University of Kansas, Supervisor for Secondary English Student Teaching, 2008-2011
Metropolitan Community Colleges, Lecturer in English, 2005-2008
University of Missouri—Kansas City, Director of the Greater Kansas City Writing Project, 2000-2005
EN 100 C, Developmental English
EN 101 5H, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5M, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5M1, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5M2, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5P, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5R, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5R1, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5R2, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5T, Freshman Comp
EN 101 5W, Freshman Comp
EN 101 H, Freshman Comp
EN 135 5H, Intro To Literature
EN 135 5M, Intro To Literature
EN 135 5P, Intro To Literature
EN 135 5R, Intro To Literature
EN 135 5T, Intro To Literature
EN 135 5W, Intro To Literature
EN 200 5R1, Intermediate Comp
EN 200 5R2, Intermediate Comp
EN 300 A, Advanced Composition
Teaching of writing in high school and college; relationship and overlap of creative and academic forms of writing; preparation of secondary English teachers; composition and rhetoric; service learning.
Director of Composition; liaison for English Concurrent Enrollment Program; English Education Assessment Committee.
Burdick M.N. (2011). Teacher
negotiation and embedded process: A study of high school writing assignments.Journal of
Teaching Writing, 26(2), 21-44.
Hallman, H.L. & Burdick, M.N. (2011). Service
learning and the preparation of English teachers. English Education, 43, 341-368.
Burdick, M. (2009). Grading the war
story. Teaching English in the Two Year
Poetry to Illuminate Informative Texts. Round table
presentation for NCTE-CEE Commission on the Teaching of Poetry at the annual National
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference, Chicago, Illinois, November,
Dual Credit Curricular Alignment: Facing Context and
Collaboration in High Schools and College. Conference of College Composition and
Communication (CCCC), Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2011.
Blurring the Lines between “Creative” and “Academic”
Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference,
Orlando, Florida, November 2010.
Researcher-Teacher-Participant Found Poetry:
Collaboration in Poetic Transcription. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual
Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 30-May 4, 2010.
Curricular Extensions within a Multi-Grade Action Research
of College Composition and Communication (CCCC), San Francisco, CA March, 2009.
Writing Diversity through theService Learning Cycle. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference,
New York, New York, November, 2007.
Awards and Other Professional Accomplishments:
Awarded $1,732.00 through the Council of Writing Program
Administrators Research Grant, for study: "Sources
of Professional Knowledge: How Do High School Teachers Define 'College-level
Writing'?" March, 2012.
Winner of the Outstanding
Dissertation Award from American Educational Research Association Narrative
Research Special Interest Group, 2012.
Winner of the Sosland Award for Excellence in the
Teaching of Writing; UMKC Department of English, 2007.