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Deanna Burgess

Deanna Burgess re​ceived her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. Her research interests include: exploring social justice integration considerations within school settings, and investigating developmental trajectories for youth and practitioners engaged in social justice education and advocacy. She is active with ACA and ACES, and has held department and community leadership positions. She stated that she pursued a PhD in counselor education in order to support social justice and equity efforts within clinical and educational settings. Dr. Burgess continues to support social justice programming and training efforts in collaboration with school districts in Pennsylvania, and her expertise includes providing equity training grounded in critical race pedagogy.

  • PhD in Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University (CACREP Accredited)
  • MEd in Counselor Education, The Pennsylvania State University (CACREP Accredited)
  • BS in Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Courses Taught
  • CNED School Counseling Internship
  • CNED Multicultural Counseling
  • RHS Disability Culture
  • RHS Assessment in Rehabilitation and Human Services

Research Interests

  • Social Justice in Education; Racial Literacy & Identity Development; Multicultural Issues in Counseling

Selected Presentations

  • Burgess, D.L. (February, 2020). Removing the Shades: Exploring White Racial Identity Development and Colorblindness of Adolescents Enrolled in Social Justice Training Program. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
  • Burgess, D.L. & Bright, D. (February, 2019). Investigating Identity Perceptions and Strengths- Based Approaches in Working with Students of Color. Presented at the Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals (PASAP) State Conference. University Park, PA.

Selected Project: Funded Grant

  • Zalaquett, C., ​Principle Investigator, & Co-Investigators Chatters, S.J., Burgess, D.L., Ulupinar, D. & Diaz, A. (2020). Impact of a Peer Advocates Program on School Climate and Bias-Based Bullying Behaviors of Students in a High School Setting. Pennsylvania State University, $30,000.

Curriculum Vitae
Deanna Burgess CV Update 7-2020.pdf