Burke, W. Warner

W. Warner Burke is Edward Lee Thorndike Professorship of Psychology and Education with the Teachers College at Columbia University. He also is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Burke has extensive consulting experience with a variety of organizations in business-industry, education, government, religious, and medical systems.

He has authored over 100 articles and book chapters in organizational psychology and authored, co-authored, or edited 14 books. He has received numerous awards, including in 1989 the Public Service Medal from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in 1990 the Distinguished Contribution to Human Resource Development Award, in 1993 the Organization Development Professional Practice Area Award for Excellence-The Lippitt Memorial Award-from the American Society for Training Society and Development, and in 2003 both the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award from the Academy of Management and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the OD Network, devoted to leading professionals and practitioners in creating effective, healthy organizations.

Professor Burke earned his B.A. from Furman University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin. Prior to coming to Columbia’s Teachers College in 1979, he served in senior positions at Clark University, the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science, and as executive director of the OD Network.