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Maureen Burns


  • Higher Ed: Administrator, Researcher 


With a doctorate in Educational Administration from the joint Leadership program at the University of California Irvine and Los Angeles, Burns has worked with university academic preparation programs partnering with K-12 schools sponsored by ArtsBridge, ArtsCore, the Archaeological Institute of America, the California History and Social Sciences Project, and Humanities Out There. Mostly focusing her activities on professional development and assessment, Burns provides managerial and research support for UC Irvine's Center for Learning in the Arts, Sciences & Sustainability ( Burns is an information professional with over twenty-five years of experience developing and managing teaching resources of images at UCI, the Getty Villa, and CSULB, culminating in the UC Shared Images project ( She continues image management work on a consulting basis and has recently completed tenure as the President of the Visual Resources Association (


educational administration, art history, archaeology, visual resources, project coordination, business management, developing artistic creativity, service learning, academic preparation programs, professional development, assessment, visual literacy, information resources, technological tools, electronic journals,  


"Introduction to a Sampling of Arts Integration Research" Journal for Learning through the Arts 9, no. 1 (2013) at <>

"Musings on Electronic Publishing" in the Visual Resources Association Bulletin 38, no. 1 (2011) at <>

"University of California Shared Image Collections: Convergence and Expansion" co-authored with Lena Zentall and in the Visual Resources Association Bulletin 35, no. 2 (2008) < _2008_burns_zentall.pdf>

"ArtsBridge America: Bringing the Arts Back to School" co-authored with Liane Brouillette in the inaugural issue of the Journal for Learning through the Arts 1, no. 1 (Winter 2005), available online at <>

"ArtsBridge: An Exploration of Collaborative Outreach in the Arts" dissertation to partially fulfill the requirement for the Education Doctorate degree in Educational Administration from the University of California, Irvine and the University of California, Los Angeles. Dissertation completed September 2002, conferment December 2002.