Ruby Burgess

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Dr. Ruby Burgess is a long-term educator/learner. She holds a Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Multicultural Education and a Masters and Bachelors in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Dr. Burgess’ areas of expertise are multicultural education, diversity in education, early childhood education, and curriculum development. She has served as a faculty member and administrator in higher education. In these roles, she developed and taught courses in her areas of expertise.

At Walden University, Dr. Burgess serves as a Contributing Faculty Member in the specialization area of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. She serves as the mentor/chairperson and a committee member for students pursuing doctorates in the Ph.D. and Ed.D. doctoral programs.

Culture and its impact on teaching learning and family life is Dr. Burgess’s current research interest. She has presented papers, conducted training workshops, and been the keynote speaker, at state, regional, and national conferences sharing her knowledge. In addition, she has published articles related to her research interests and areas of expertise. She is an active member of the National Black Child Development Institute, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and the National Association of Black Social Workers.

Dr. Burgess shares her expertise beyond her professional obligations through service organizations. Locally, she serves as a friend of the Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children (CASA). Internationally, she is a board member and the emeritus President of the Board of Directors of Adventures in Health, Education, and Agricultural Development, Inc. (AHEAD, Inc.).

Courses Taught

EDUC 9001-140/9002-140/8800-140/8900-140 - Dissertation Forum

EDUC 8081-576 - Completing the Prospectus

EDUC 8090-576 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDUC 8081-176 - Completing the Prospectus

EDUC 8090-176 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDSD/EDDD 7052-8052 - Curriculum Design for Social Change


BA, Pacific Oaks College

MA, Pacific Oaks College

EdD, University of Massachusetts