Theresa Burant
Terry Burant, Ph.D.Marquette University

Schroeder Complex, 146A

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-1432

Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Teacher Education

Educational Policy and Leadership


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1998
  • Ed.S, University of Arizona, 1995
  • M.E.-P.D., University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 1986
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, 1981

Courses Taught

  • Literacy in the Content Areas
  • Foundations of Curriculum Planning
  • Adolescent Development
  • Theories of Learning
  • Teaching Dentistry

Research Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching as Moral Practice
  • Service Learning
  • Field Experiences in Teacher Education



Dooley, J. C & Burant, T.J. (2015). Under the surface of service-learning in teacher education in O. O. Delano-Oriaran, M.W. Parks, & S. Fondrie (Eds.) Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Service-Learning for Social Justice in Teacher Education: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally.  (November, 2015). Panel presentation at International Association of Research on Service Learning and Student Engagement conference, Boston, MA (with Penick-Parks, M., Delano-Oriaran, O. Fondrie, S.&  Dooley,J.).

Crowded Classrooms in a Small Town: Creative Approaches to Fieldwork in Teacher Education (October, 2015). Conference session at the National Network of Educational Renewal conference, Chico, CA (with D. Wood).


Survival Lessons Part Two: Surviving Student Teaching (October, 2013). Session presented at the National Network of Educational Renewal conference, Albuquerque, NM (with E.Damby & M.Gross).


Learning to Survive while Beginning to Teach (October 2012). Session presented at the National Network of Educational Renewal conference, Denver, CO (with D. Galindo, C.Marosok, S.Scribner, E.Damby, L.Strine, M.Gross, J. Sheehan, B. Youtz, K. Quinn).

A Model for Engaging School-Community Conversations (October, 2012). Professional development session presented at the National Network of Educational Renewal conference, Denver, CO (w J Anderson, J. Reed, and S. Machida).


Teachers as Learners: Teacher Professional Development as a Liberal Art. (November 2010). Symposium presented at the Academy for Educational Studies Critical Questions in Education conference, Chicago, IL (with  L. DeSisto, S. Mackler, & S. Purkey).

Burant, T.J., Christensen, L, Dawson-Salas, K. & Walters, S (Eds). (2010). The new teacher book (2nd ed.). Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools.

Burant, T.J. (2010). Creating chemistry in sophomore chemistry. In T.J. Burant, L. Christensen, K. Dawson-Salas, & S. Walters (Eds) The new teacher book (2nd ed). Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools.

Burant, T., & Rios, F. (2010). Seeing you, seeing me: Social perspective-taking as learning. Teacher Education Quarterly, Special Online Edition. Retrieved from


Burant, T., Chubbuck, S. & Whipp, J. (2007). Reclaiming the moral in the dispositions drama. Journal of Teacher Education 58(5), 397-411.

Chubbuck, S., Burant, T. & Whipp, J. (2007). The presence and possibility of moral sensibility in beginning pre-service teachers. Ethics and Education 2(2), 109-130.

Burant, T. J., Gray, C., Ndaw, E. Allen, G., & McKinney-Keys, V. (2007).T he rhythms of a teacher research group. Multicultural Perspectives 9(1), 10-18.