David Burrows, professor of psychology and director of inclusive pedagogy, is the 10th recipient of Lawrence’s Faculty Convocation Award, which represents the judgment of faculty peers that the person’s professional work is of high quality and deserves the honor of selection.
Burrows has been at Lawrence since 2005 when he joined the administration as provost and dean of the faculty. In 2017, he returned to the classroom as a full-time member of the psychology department, teaching the courses "Principles of Psychology," "Cognitive Psychology" and Freshman Studies. A graduate of Columbia University, Burrows also earned a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. After an appointment as a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota, he joined the faculty of the psychology department at the State University of New York at Brockport, where he taught from 1972-1980. He spent the next 17 years at Skidmore College, where he was department chair and associate dean of the faculty. He served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Beloit College prior to coming to Lawrence. His current scholarship focuses on how students learn in college settings, centering on the concept of engagement as a critical factor in learning and cognitive development.
Burrows, David, "Liberal Education and Effective Action" (2019). Convocations. 13.