Department of Teacher Education

Dr. Claudia Burgess

Dr. Claudia Burgess is a Professor of Education for Elementary school candidates at Salisbury University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from CA State University Fresno, a M.A. from Fresno Pacific University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her area of concentration is in Curriculum and Instruction, Mathematics Education. In addition she has completed an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cultural Studies and Interpretive Research and holds Maryland Administrative I and II certificates. 

Dr. Burgess started her career as a 5th/6th grade math teacher in 1990. Since then she has taught various levels from pre-school to college. Her interests include teacher education and research on diverse mathematics’ topics.

Dr. Burgess has presented at a number of diverse national and regional conferences.  She has conducted presentations that focus on integrating mathematics with social studies, English language arts, science, physical education, and outdoor education.  She has worked on a significant number of state and federal grants and often provides professional development to teachers on the Eastern Shore.