Norman Burdick

Norman Burdick

 

Personal Information

 

Teaching Philosophy/Personal Statement
I like the word “teacher” better than the phrase “learning facilitator,” partly because brevity and simplicity are often the best choices. I believe in the importance of and like my subjects and my students. I am not merely a “grader,” there to assess what someone can do already; I am a “teacher,” there to help someone change what he or she can do, and I will do most things within the limits of reason, the law, and my personal endurance to bring that about.

 

Degrees Earned
B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

 

Previous Teaching Experience
Substitute teaching, Racine, Wisconsin public school system; part-time, University of Wisconsin—Parkside

 

Memberships/Affiliations/Awards
Two Year College English Association/Midwest; IEA/NEA. Sandburg Teacher of the year, 2000.

 

Publications
"The 'Coatesville Address': Crossroads of Rhetoric and Poetry." Western Journal of Speech Communication 42 (1978): 73-82; “Specialist.” Lynx Eye 7.2 (2000): 69-88.

 

Additional Info
I participated in a Fulbright Teaching Exchange in 1987-1988;
I spent a year teaching in South Cheshire College in Crewe, England, while a South Cheshire teacher, Barry Jonsberg, taught here at Sandburg.

 

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