Title: Associate Professor
Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Gene Arnold Burd, Associate Professor at University of Texas at Austin, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.
A veteran educator who has devoted almost 60 years to higher education, Dr. Gene Burd has enjoyed a long and successful career. Since 1972, Dr. Burd has been an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to this, he had also taught at the University of Minnesota, Marquette University, Columbia College, and the Institute of Urban Studies. In addition to all of this, he was a journalist earlier in his career. He was a reporter for the Kansas City Star, Three Rivers Commercial, and the Albuquerque Journal. He also worked as an editor for the Houston Chronicle, Mount Prospect-Arlington Heights News, and the Des Plaines Journal.
Dr. Burd began his own education at Pasadena City College, where he received an associate’s degree in 1951. He then continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1953, and a Master of Science in Journalism in 1954. Years later, he returned to school again, and graduated from Northwestern University in 1963 with a PhD in Urban Studies. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Burd has been honored and recognized numerous times. Among these honors are recognition as the Texas Statesman of the Year from the Junior Statesmen of America, the Distinguished Student Service Award from the American Legion, and the Minority Student Services Award from the University of Texas. In addition, there are two awards named in his honor: the Gene Burd Scholarship from the University of Texas, and the Gene Burd Urban Journalism Award from the Urban Communications Foundation.
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