Josh Burk Named Inaugural Faculty Fellow
In partnership with the provost's office, Josh will advance the interests of all faculty at W&M as well as strengthen the potential of the faculty fellow role.
Provost Peggy Agouris announced that Professor of Psychological Sciences Josh Burk has joined her office as the inaugural Provost’s Faculty Fellow. In partnership with the provost's office, Josh will advance the interests of all faculty at W&M as well as strengthen the potential of the faculty fellow role.
About the Position
The role of the faculty fellow will be to collaborate with the provost’s office, other senior leaders and faculty to create and revise programs, policies, and procedures supporting W&M faculty. In coordination with the incoming positions of Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Development, the fellow will work closely with faculty and administration to advance key objectives aligned with Vision 2026 and other critical initiatives. The concept behind introducing opportunities for faculty as fellows will be to provide greater exposure and experience in academic administration for faculty interested in careers in academic leadership. The fellow position is part-time as an academic year appointment so that one can continue to teach and engage in scholarship.
About Josh Burk
Josh has long been a catalyst at William & Mary for strengthening pedagogy, investing in diversity, and deepening cross-discipline collaboration on campus and statewide. As a faculty member and productive researcher, Josh has brought value to a wide range of topics in the field of neuroscience. On many of his more than 50 published, peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, he shared author credits with W&M undergraduate and graduate students. Josh was the recipient of a 2016 Plumeri Award, 2013 Phi Beta Kappa John D. Rockefeller Award for the Advancement of Scholarship, and 2013-2015 W&M English-Stonehouse Faculty Fellowship, praised for insightful and innovative ideas, intelligence and passion for teaching.
Josh has previously served as the chair of Psychological Sciences and director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, has devoted time to multiple steering committees and working groups, and has served on the Faculty Assembly and as co-chair of the A&S Faculty Affairs Committee. He also serves as co-chair of the W&M Neurodiversity Initiative. In his teaching, research and administrative leadership Josh has worked diligently to advance W&M’s goal to promote neurodiversity and inclusive instruction. He holds a doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of New Hampshire.