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Monica Galloway Burke, Ph.D.

Professor | Department of Counseling & Student Affairs Clinical Coordinator | Student Affairs in Higher Education program Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Faculty Fellow

  • Western Kentucky University
  • Office of the Provost

Full Bio

Dr. Monica Galloway Burke is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University.

Prior to her 25 years of experience as a faculty member and practitioner in Student Affairs and Higher Education, she worked in the field of mental health. Her research interests include college student development; professional development; helping and coping skills; and topics related to diversity and societal issues.

Dr. Burke has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals and contributed chapters to various books. Furthermore, she served as the lead author for Helping Skills for Working with College Students: Applying Counseling Theory to Student Affairs Practice and Helping Students in Distress: A Faculty Guide. She is also a co-author for Mindful Strategies for Helping College Students Manage Stress: A Guide for Higher Education Professionals. Dr. Burke served as a co-editor for No Ways Tired: The Journey for Professionals of Color in Student Affairs (a three-set volume), Contemporary Issues within Caribbean Economies, and the Culturally Responsive Leadership for Social Justice and Academic Equity for All.

Additionally, Dr. Burke has conducted over 150 workshops and presentations at the international, national, regional, state, and local levels. She has also served on the editorial boards of professional journals as a co-editor, associate editor, and reviewer as well as supervised numerous research theses, dissertations, and research projects. In addition, she has received recognition from WKU, professional organizations, and the Bowling Green community for her teaching, commitment to preparing graduate students for a career in higher education, efforts to promote the field of student affairs and diversity in higher education, as well as her contributions to the field of higher education.