Ruby Burgess

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

Dr. Ruby Burgess holds the Doctor of Education in Multicultural Education and the Masters and Bachelors in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. For more than forty years, Dr. Burgess served in many capacities in higher education as a faculty member and administrator. In these roles, she developed and taught courses in her areas of expertise and served as a Chairperson and Dean.

At Walden University, Dr. Burgess serves as a Contributing Faculty Member in the specialization area of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. In this capacity, she serves as the mentor/chairperson and a committee member for students pursuing the Ph.D. and Ed.D. doctoral degrees. She also teaches.

Culture and its impact on teaching and learning is Dr. Burgess’s current research interest. She has presented papers, conducted training workshops, been the keynote speaker, at state, regional, and national conferences. She has published articles related to her research interest. 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 as the President of the Board of Directors for a non-governmental, non-religious agency, which works with children, youth and families in Tanzania, East Africa and the Gambia, West Africa.

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