Barbara A. Burns, PhD Professor

Barbara A. Burns, PhD

Phone: (716) 888-3291

  • University at Buffalo, PhD., 1999, Mathematics Education
  • University at Buffalo, MSEd, 1992, Mathematics Education
  • Molloy College, BA, 1985, Mathematics Education

Years at Canisius: Since 2001

Research Interests: Include Teacher Preparation and Teacher Development

Barbara Burns, PhD, a native of Brooklyn, New York, received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics Education, 7–12 from Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, and her Masters and PhD from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a high school mathematics teacher certified in both New York and New Jersey and has taught in both states and in public and private high schools before joining the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College in 2001. She teaches strategies and methods courses and supervises field experiences for adolescence education majors. Her main area of research is teacher development at all levels (pre-service, in-service, and higher education) with a special focus on mathematics teachers and teaching. She is excited to be teaching "Education and the Media" in the All-College Honors program.

Recent Publications:

Burns, B.A., Hamm, E.M. (2011).  A comparison of concrete and virtual manipulative use in third and fourth grade mathematics.  School Science and Mathematics Journal (111)6, 256-261.

Burns, B.A., & Kinsey, L.C. (2011).  A survey of high school mathematics teachers from Erie County: Impressions and suggestions for support.  New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal (61)2, 55-60.

Burns, B.A. (2010).  Pre-service teachers' exposure to using the history of mathematics to enhance their teaching of high school mathematicsIssues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers: The Journal, 4.

Courses Taught:
EDS 360 Evaluation and Teaching Strategies
-EDAD 563/EDS 403 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
-EDE 317 Elementary Mathematics Methods