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W. Warner Burke

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Texas
  • M.A., University of Texas
  • B.A., Furman University

Scholarly Interests

  • Learning agility.
  • Behavioral practices associated with superior leaders and managers and their performance.
  • Multi-rater feedback.
  • Organizational culture.
  • Inter-organizational relations.
  • Leading and managing organization change.
  • Organizational diagnosis and change.

Selected Publications

Burke, W.W. & Noumair, D.A. (2015). Organization Development: A Process of Learning and Changing, 3rd Ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education

Burke, W. W. (2014). Organization change: Theory and practice, 4th Ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Burke, W.W. (2011). A perspective on the field of organization development and change: The Zeigarnik effect. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 47, 143-167.

Burke, W. W. (2004). Organization development. In C. Spielberger (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology (pp. 755-772). Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier Ltd.

Burke, W.W. (2004) Contributor for N. Nicholson, P. Audia, & M. Pilluta (Eds.) Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management: Organizational Behavior, 2nd Ed. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishers.

Burke, W. W., & Trahant, B. with Koonce, R. (2000). Business climate shifts: Profiles of change makers. Boston, MA: Butterworth Heineman.

Burke, W. W. (1998). Contributor for C. L. Cooper & C. Argyris (Eds.), Encyclopedia of management (pp. 432-433). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Burke, W. W., Coruzzi, C. A., & Church, A. H. (1996). The organizational survey as an intervention for change. In A. I. Kraut (Ed.), Organizational surveys: Tools for assessment and change (pp. 41-66). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Burke, W. W. (Ed.). (1995). Managing organizational change. New York, NY: American Management Association.

Waclawski, J., Church, A. H., & Burke, W. W. (1995). Women and men OD practitioners: An analysis of differences and similarities. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 47(2), 89-107.

biographical information

ORLJ 8900: Dissertation advisement in social-organizational psychology

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Centers and Projects

Center on Chinese Education

The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University (CoCE) is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of education in China and to educational exchange between the United States and China. It seeks to achieve this mission through three categories of activities: research and development, education and training, as well as outreach and exchange. These activities will draw upon the historically special relationship between Chinese education and Teachers College, the interests and expertise of the faculty at Teachers College, as well as expertise and resources outside of Teachers College. Major funding for the Center's activities is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Contact: Mun C. Tsang

W. Warner Burke appeared in the following articles:

3 Questions with Warner Burke (7/23/2013)

W. Warner Burke (6/3/2013)

Duty, Honor, Country... Collaboration, Cooperation, Research (2/13/2013)

A Graduate of TC's Eisenhower Leader Development Program is Killed in Afghanistan (8/14/2012)

Learning to Lead Change (5/14/2012)

Uniform Praise (2/16/2012)

Celebrating Psychology (12/16/2011)

Forget about Turnaround Specialists. Can the Boss Learn? (12/16/2011)

The Change Agents (5/11/2011)

Employee News (2/11/2011)

Executive Master's Program in Organization Change Leadership (1/31/2011)

Staffing News (12/17/2010)

Educating for Tomorrow's Job Market (11/24/2010)

Social, Organized and Psyched (11/17/2010)

What Are the Goals? (11/17/2010)

High-Class Help (5/30/2010)

Building a Better TC (6/22/2009)

Its Not Just a Homecoming - it's a Festival (4/6/2009)

Business, But Not as Usual (2/9/2009)

What's Inside the Fall 2008 issue of TC Today, Volume 33 No.1 (1/15/2009)

Learning from the Military (1/14/2009)

Talking Chairs (12/23/2008)

In the News on May 1, 2008 (5/1/2008 12:26:00 PM)

Innovation Seed Money Takes Root (4/2/2008)

Alumni News (10/3/2007)

Duty, Honor, Homework (9/18/2006)

Corzine's School Cuts Aren't a Solution (4/12/2006)

Thinking Outside of the Box: 100 Years of Educational Psychology at TC (9/30/2003)

Making Change a Little Less Difficult (9/15/2003)

Engaging in Research: An Award-Winning Faculty (8/1/2003)

In Brief (6/1/2003)

Convocations Honor Supporters of Social Justice (5/1/2003)

Michal Samuel (4/21/2003)

Warner Burke is Named the E. L. Thorndike Professor (1/1/2003)

Professor Warner Burke Discusses Organization Change (11/1/2002)

Faculty Books: From Career Magnet Schools to Standardized Tests (6/1/2000)

New Institute for Learning in Organizations (1/1/1999)

Where Are They Now? A Listing of Departmental Hubs (1/15/1997)