Michael Burke

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Michael Burke

  • Professor
  • Charles Atwood Professorship
  • Earl P. and Ethel B. Koerner Chair of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Lawrence Martin Chair of Business
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Professor Michael Burke is the Earl P. and Ethel B. Koerner Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business and holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychology (School of Science and Engineering).

Professor Burke's research focuses on learning and the efficacy of workplace safety and health interventions, and the role of individual and situational factors as antecedents to individual, group, and organizational outcomes. In addition, he contributes to literature on the statistical properties and applications of meta-analytic procedures and procedures for estimating inter-rater agreement.

He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on these and other topics in applied psychology, management, measurement, and statistics.

During his early career at Tulane, he was asked to assist with the HAMMER (Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response) project, a joint effort between Tulane University and the U.S. Department of Energy to evaluate worker safety training for the tens of thousands of workers involved in nuclear waste cleanup after the Cold War. Professor Burke appreciates that Tulane continues to support his multidisciplinary research programs, and he also enjoys the rewarding opportunities to work with doctoral students in the Latin America Ph.D. program, where he frequently connects with faculty at Latin American universities.


  • Professor Burke teaches the EMBA course Performance Management, as well as the MBA elective course, Organizational Research and Analytics, and the undergraduate core course, Organizational Behavior. He strives to engage students in experiential learning that takes them from basic levels of understanding to professional mastery of concepts, and he often keeps in touch with students as they begin their careers.


Education & Affiliations

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Psychology
  • Purdue University, IUPUI, M.S. in Industrial Psychology
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A.
  • Affiliations:
  • Academy of Management
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Society
  • European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • International Association of Applied Psychology
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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