Dr David Burgess
Department Head & Graduate Chair (BA, BEd, MEd, PhD)
- Organizational Theory
- Educational and Administrative Law
Dr David Burgess is Head, Graduate Chair, and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests include philosophy of organization, organization theory, educational law, methods in legal instruction and research, comparative educational administration, and critical realism. Burgess holds university teaching concentrations in history of organizational theory, philosophy of organization, and educational and administrative law. He maintains a teaching license in New Brunswick with a specialization in secondary social studies, political science, and history. In 2009, Dr Burgess was the recipient of the Thomas B. Greenfield Dissertation Award, Canadian Association for the Study of Educational Administration (CASEA), for the outstanding Canadian doctoral dissertation in educational administration. He was formerly a consultant with the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN/NGLS) in Geneva, Switzerland.
- EADM 425 - Legal and Institutional Contexts of Education
- EADM 498 - Organization and Administration of Education in China
- EADM 811 - History and Development of Organizational Theory
- EADM 825 - Educational and Administrative Law
- EADM 881 - Organizational Paradigms and Analysis
- EADM 892 - Organization and Administration of Education in China
Graduate Supervision (Theses and Dissertations Completed)
- Mueller, R. (2013). Models of organizational values in the administration of university student services. [PhD] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
- Hardie, R. (2011). Principals’ perceptions of the key factors of sustainable leadership for school improvement: A mixed methods research study. [PhD] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
- Sylvester, J. (2011). An analysis of market reform trends in Saskatchewan public education. [MEd] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
- Squires, V. (2010). A policy study of the emergence of a joint interdisciplinary school. [PhD] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan (Co-supervised with Dr. Patrick Renihan).
- Gress, H. (2009). Rural routes: A study of rural high school graduate life transitions. [MEd] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
- Jutras, M. (2009). A study of previously disengaged physical education students within a modular physical education course. [MEd] Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan.
- Burgess, D., Rigby, J., & Walker, K. (2013). Rules of order in university councils: Kerr and King in practice. Kingston, ON: Turning Point.
- Kutsuryuba, B., Burgess, D., Walker, K., & Donlevy, JK. (2013). A guide to Ontario school law. Kingston, ON: Turning Point. →
- Riveros, A., Newton, P., & Burgess, D. (2012). A situated account of teacher agency and learning: Critical reflections on professional learning communities. Canadian Journal of Education, 35(1), 202-216.
- Otero, L. & Burgess, D. (2011). Freedom of conscience and religion in Québec schools: An examination of the cases L. (S.) c. Des Chênes (Commission scolaire) and Loyola High School c. Courchesne. Education & Law Journal, 21(1), 87-100.
- Burgess, D. (2011). Reflections on the use of visual representations of legal and institutional constructs as assignments in legal education for pre-service teachers in Canada. Proceedings of Argumentation 2011—International Conference on Alternative Methods of Argumentation in Law (pp. 123-166). Brno, Czech Republic: Masaryk University Faculty of Law.
- Burgess, D. (2010). Saskatchewan Court of Appeal holds anti-homosexual behaviour education pamphlets do not violate Human Rights Code. Education & Law Journal, 20(2), 95-99.
- Newton, P., Burgess, D., & Burns, D. (2010). Models in educational administration: Revisiting Willower’s “theoretically oriented” critique. Educational Management, Administration, and Leadership, 38(5), 578-590.
- Walker, K., Chomos, J., & Burgess, D. (2009). A guide to Saskatchewan school law (2nd ed.). Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit. →
- Newton, P. & Burgess, D. (2008). Exploring types of educational action research: Implications for research validity. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 7(4), 18-30.
- Burgess, D. & Newton, P. (2008). International educational leadership, administration, and management programme inventory. Proceedings of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM) 2008 Conference. Durban, South Africa: Education Management Association of South Africa.
- Burgess, D. & Newton, P. (2008). The representation of professional identity through online social networking websites. Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 36th Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada: University of British Columbia.
- Newton, P., Burgess, D., & Robinson, S. (2007). Policy narrative for Saskatchewan. In A. S. Chan, D. Fisher, & K. Rubenson (Eds.), The evolution of professionalism: Educational policy in the provinces and territories of Canada (pp. 49-64). Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia.
Dr David Burgess