Brian A. Burt
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education with a Concentration in Academic Affairs and Student Development
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Undergraduate Institution: Indiana University - Bloomington
Masters: University of Maryland - College Park
Michigan was my top choice because of the cutting-edge research currently taking place, as well as the legacy CSHPE alums have contributed to the field of higher education. I wanted to further my training where leading scholars in the field were trained - Michigan! Needless to say, coming back "home" to attend Michigan was a very easy choice for me. After completing my master's degree I worked a couple years as a coordinator for scholarships and special programs. Like many people returning to school, I had reservations about transitioning back into the academic routine. However, knowing that Michigan had countless resources available on campus made my decision to return to school less daunting. Another major draw for me was the opportunity to engage in research with CSHPE faculty members on day one. In addition, the supportive community of scholars in CSHPE is second to none. My CSHPE peers are among my greatest sources of inspiration and support, all of which I was looking for in a doctoral program. Being socialized within this intellectual culture, I know that achieving academic success is a reality. Since being here I can sincerely say that CSHPE (and Michigan as an institution) have far exceeded my expectations. I am confident that I made the right decision and I hope that you will strongly consider joining our family!
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