Kathryn Burke, PhD

Institute on Disabilities/UCEDD
Temple University
Ritter Annex 4
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-204-3373
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 16, 2019

Kathryn Burke

Discipline Coordinators: Special Education
Specialty Resource Contacts: Special Education/Senior Research Associate
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Self-determination, strengths-based inclusive education
Education: Strengths-based inclusive education, teacher preparation
Service: Self-determination, strengths-based inclusive education, teacher preparation


Dr. Kathryn M. Burke is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Institute on Disabilities and an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Temple University. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in Special Education with a Minor in Research Design and Analysis. Her research focuses on promoting self-determination across the lifespan for people with disabilities. She has authored or co-authored 12 peer-reviewed publications and three book chapters. Dr. Burke was formerly an elementary special education teacher in Philadelphia and is passionate about advancing strengths-based inclusive education through scholarship, teaching, and service.