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Stephen Burgess

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Stephen Burgess has taught at Walden University since 2010. He received a PhD in Psychology from Florida State in 1997. Teaching experience includes a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes over the last 20 years.


PhD, Florida State University - Tallahassee, United States


Lonigan, C., Burgess, S. R. (2017). Dimensionality of reading skills with elementary school-age children. Scientific Studies of Reading.

Loniga, C., Burgess, S. R., Schatscheider, C. (2018). Examining the Simple View of Reading with Elementary School Children: Still Simple After All These Years. . Remedial and Special Education, .

Burgess, S. R., Sargent, S., Smith, M., Hill, N., Morrison, S. (2011). Teachers' leisure reading habits and knowledge of children's books: Do they relate to the teaching practices of e elementary teachers?. Reading Improvement.

Burgess, S. R., Burgess, M., Stermer, P. (2012). Video game playing and GPA. College Student Journal.


Burgess, S. R., Burgess, E., Cornell, A. (2019). Burgess, S.; Burgess, E.; Cornell, A. (2019). Evaluation of the credibility of news stories: Examining the naked story. SWPA.

Burgess, S. R., Cornell, A., Burgess, E. (2019). College students’ perception of credibility of news sources. . SWPA.

Burgess, S. R., Woodard, M., Fakhrshafaei, K., Cassidy, A., Cowan, S. (2019). Representation of females on video game covers: Eye candy or primary character? . SWPA.

Burgess, S. R., Cowan, S. (2020). The effect of offensive memes on news stories interpretation. SWPA.

Burgess, S. R., England, J., Cassidy, A. (2020). The effect of status and sexualization of cover character on video game purchasing. SWPA.

Burgess, S. R., Woodard, M. R. (2020). Who will I be? Character creation preferences for video game characters. SWPA.