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Faculty & Staff

Burton Sisco, Ed.D., Professor

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3030

Office Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1:30 - 3:30pm

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x3717


About Burton Sisco, Ed.D.

Dr. Burton Sisco is Professor and Coordinator/Advisor of the M.A. in Higher Education program and a member of the Department of Educational Services and Leadership in the College of Education. He earned an Ed.D. in Adult Education from Syracuse University (1981), an M.Ed. in Teacher Education with an emphasis on Instructional Technology (1977), and a B.A. in History (1973), both degrees from the University of Vermont. He has extensive experience as a scholar, academician, and administrator having served in progressively more responsible positions as a program coordinator, department chair, division chair, Associate Dean, and Dean of a College of Education. A highly regarded expert in adult learning theory and instruction, Dr. Sisco’s scholarship focuses on learning in adulthood, self-directed learning, adult cognition with an emphasis on learning how to learn, effective teaching at the collegiate level, and administration of continuing higher education. His most recent book with Galbraith and Jones, Organization and Administration of Continuing Education:  Meeting the Challenges of the New Millennium is to be released in spring 2014 by Krieger Publishing. Dr. Sisco teaches courses in the discipline of higher education focusing on learning in adulthood (adult learning), college teaching, research methods, statistics, and qualitative inquiry, strategic planning and resource allocation/budgeting, and internship and thesis chairing and mentorship. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Sisco is an accomplished woodworker and clock conservator.