Brian Bourke earned his doctorate from The University of Alabama in higher education administration. Prior to completing his doctorate, Bourke worked for several years in student affairs within residence life.
Since joining the LSU faculty in 2008, he has worked closely with developing the higher education and student affairs master’s degree program.
Bourke’s scholarly interests are focused on how members of underrepresented groups experience higher education. He also explores the ways that various aspects of higher education are depicted in media. He maintains connections to the field of practice through working collaboratively with student affairs staff at institutions throughout Louisiana. In addition, Bourke continues his involvement in regional and national professional organizations, and is currently an editorial board member for the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, which is part of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Bourke, B. (2010). Experiences of Black students in multiple cultural spaces at a predominantly White institution. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3 (2), 126-135.
Bourke, B. & Mechler, H. S. (2010). A new me generation? The increasing self-interest among millennial college students. Journal of College & Character, 11 (2), 1-9.
Bourke, B., Bray, N. J., & Horton, C. C. (2009). General education and the core curriculum: Differences between liberal arts and research institutions. Journal of General Education, 58(4), 219-240.
Clopton, A. W. & Bourke, B. (in press). Perceptions of the impact of intercollegiate athletics on campus: Examining division along the intersection of race and athlete status among college students. College Student Affairs Journal.
Bourke, B., Major, C. H., & Harris, M. S. (2009). Images of fictional community college students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 33 (1), 55-69.
Harris, M. S., & Bourke, B. (2008). Public U. for private gain: The selling of exclusion in university advertising. College & University, 84 (2), 18-26.