David Burkam

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David Burkam

Lecturer, Social Theory and Practice

Office Location(s): 1625 East Quad
Phone: 734.647.4352

  • About

    David Thomas Burkam, Ph.D., is a Lecturer IV in the Residential College. He is the co-author of Inequality at the Starting Gate (2002) in addition to articles in academic journals, chapters in books, and entries in encyclopedias. His research includes equity issues in kindergarten and early schooling, gender equity in math and science, high school curriculum structure, and measurement issues in student course taking and achievement. He currently teaches courses on the sociology of education, poverty, social science thinking, the millennial generation, LGBT history, and love. He is also an academic advisor in the RC and coordinates the RC’s Individualized Major Program and the B.G.S. Program. He received UM’s Ruth M. Sinclair Memorial Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising and the Residential College Excellence in Teaching Award, and was cited for creating interdisciplinary courses that bridge the gap between mathematics, the social sciences, and the humanities.