Sarah C. Burns

Sarah C. Burns

Title: Historian, Educator, Author
Company: Antelope Valley College, College of the Canyons
Location: Bakersfield, California, United States

Sarah C. Burns, Historian and Educator at Antelope Valley College and College of the Canyons, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in history.

Growing up, Ms. Burns was an avid reader of biographies, which ultimately helped her understand the mechanisms of society and history. Today, she has gained an international reputation as a renowned academic researcher in the area of gender and race relations, cross-culturally, from the ancient period to the present. Likewise, she is an accomplished academic, motivational and fictional writer, having published scholarly articles, contributed to two motivational books and written a historical fiction book, “Matilda of Argyll.” Ms. Burns has excelled as an adjunct professor of history at Antelope Valley College since 2013 and at the College of the Canyons since 2005. Earlier, she served as a social and cultural historian at National University from 2008 to 2016, a lecturer of history at California State University, Bakersfield from 2002 to 2004 and professor of history at Bakersfield College from 1996 to 2002.

Matriculating at California State University, Bakersfield, Ms. Burns received a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 and a Master of Arts in 1996. Since her collegiate years, she has gone on to exhibit an illustrious career in research and academia, having completed residencies at the Athens Institute for Educational Research and Oxford Round Table. Notably, Ms. Burns was the first woman to have a women’s history course in a community college in the state of California and was the recipient of Honorarium for Book Review from Addison Wesley Longman Pubs. In 1998. To remain abreast of her industry, she maintains affiliation with Phi Alpha Theta, the Oxford Roundtable and the Roundtable on Woman in History. She recalls the highlight of her career was visiting Oxford University, as well as publishing her book. As a testament to her legacy, Ms. Burns is also listed in editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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“Matilda of Argyll”

Lifetime Achievement Award

Forum on Public Policy


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