Jo Ann Burkhardt, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Program: Education

Phone: 419-783-2315


Jo Ann Burkhardt


Foundations of education, teaching methodology, action research


Community-based research, intercultural competence, disability, and Cambodia 


Burkhardt, J. (2016). Cambodia and Disability. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Vol. 9.

Burkhardt, J. (2009). Rebuilding the education system in Cambodia one teacher training at a time. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Vol. 4.

Burkhardt, J. (2008). Learning Communities to Improve the Human Condition. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Vol. 3.

Burkhardt, J. (2007). Cambodia with Jeff Weaner and Aaron Weaner. The Green Wood Encyclopedia of Children’s Issues World Wide, chapter 4.

Burkhardt, J. (2007). Creating Global Citizens Through Structured Undergraduate Research. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, Vol. 2.

Burkhardt, J. (2006). The Guatemalan Learning Community. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity (inaugural edition).

Burkhardt, J. (2006). The Partnership Between Defiance College and the Southeast Asian Children's Mercy Fund: Teacher Training Project. Journal of the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity (inaugural edition).


Burkhardt, J. & Studer M.A. (July 26-29, 2016). "Undergraduate Community-Based Research Without Borders: Opportunities to Apply Academic Expertise in a Global Context." Internationalizing Higher Education: Past Practices and Future Possibilities. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.

Burkhardt, J. & Coulter, F. (February 2014). "Assessing Intercultural Competence: An Ethnographic Case Study.” Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Burkhardt, J. (October 2011). "Short Term Study Abroad: A Framework for Helping Students Build Principled and Purposeful Lives." Educating for Personal and Social Responsibility: A Twenty-First-Century Imperative AAC&U, Long Beach, CA.

Burkhardt, J. (January 2011). "Creating Successful International Partnerships." AAC&U Annual Meeting: Global Positioning Essential Learning, Student Success, and the Currency of U.S. Degrees, San Francisco, CA.


Harold A. McMaster Life in Action Award, 2015
Distinguished Faculty Member, Defiance College, 2006


Ph.D. in Leadership Studies, University of Toledo (1990)
Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Toledo (1984)
M.A.E. in Administration and Supervision, Bowling Green State University (1980)
B.S., University of Toledo