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About Brian Burton

Brian Burton is Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and a professor of management at Western Washington University. He has been at Western since 1995, after a one-year visiting professor appointment at Indiana University, and served as MBA Program Director, Associate Dean, and Dean of the College of Business and Economics prior to his appointment as Associate Vice President. Burton earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism (1981), MBA in management (1985), and PhD in strategic management and philosophy (1994), all from Indiana University. He has experience in newspaper, magazine, and radio, and ran his own video production company. Burton has published papers in major philosophical and empirical journals in the social issues in management field, including Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Teaching Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, and International Journal of Organizational Analysis,and has presented papers at the Academy of Management, International Association for Business and Society, International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management, Society for Business Ethics, Midwest Academy of Management, and Western Academy of Management conferences. He has also published cases and pedagogical papers in the Case Research Journal, Journal of Cases on Information and Technology, and Journal of Management Education, presented at the North American Case Research Association and AACSB Teaching Business Ethics conferences, and received recognition for his methods of integrating ethics into the business curriculum. Burton is married with two sons; an avid historian, he has published two books on the Civil War: Extraordinary Circumstances, a selection of the History Book Club, and The Peninsula and Seven Days: A Battlefield Guide.

Positions

2013 - Present Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Washington University Academic Affairs
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2006 - Present Professor, Department of Management, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics
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2007 - 2013 Dean, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics
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2003 - 2007 Associate Dean for Administration and Graduate Programs, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics
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2000 - 2007 Director, Master of Business Administration Program, College of Business and Economics, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics
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1987 - 1995 Managing Editor, Business Horizons, School of Business, Indiana University ‐ School of Business
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Education

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1994 Ph.D., Indiana University ‐ Strategic Management and Philosophy, School of Business
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1985 M.B.A., Indiana University ‐ Management, School of Business
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1981 B.A., Indiana University ‐ Department of Journalism and Forensic Studies
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Contact Information

Provost's Office, OM470A
WWU, Mail Stop 9033
Bellingham, Washington
360-650-3389

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Academic Journals (18)

Proceedings Volumes (21)