Dr. Brian Bourke

Scholar | Educator | Writer | Speaker | Podcaster

Brian draws on his love of learning and innate curiosity in his work as a scholar and educator. By focusing on assessment and social justice, Brian helps people connect the dots to serve students in more ethical and principled ways that reflect movement toward equity. Explore to find out what you can learn with Brian!


With a blend of past experience, current research, relevant storytelling and humor, Brian brings an engaging and thought-provoking approach to conferences, professional development seminars and campus events. Click below to learn more and book Brian today!


Brian is curious about a lot of things in student affairs and higher education. As a scholar, educator, writer and podcaster, he gets to spend a lot of time poking at things – including assessment, diversity, social justice, online learning, gamification and more. Join Brian for the I’m Curious podcast for insights into these topics and more!


Writing is at the heart of what Brian does. Get a sense of his work through his scholarly publications, along with his blog. If you’ve heard something that peaked your interest on the I’m Curious Podcast, you’re likely to find more about it here.

Engaging, Knowledgeable, and Humorous.

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Brian spoke at our regional conference and was fantastic! He was engaging, knowledgeable, and humorous. He was interested in meeting the needs for our audience and the conference planning team appreciated his flexibility and enthusiasm!

Charlie Potts
Director, Residence Life, Adolphus Gustavus College