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Ron Burwell, Ph.D.


Dr. Ron Burwell, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Anthropology, has taught at Messiah College since 1985.  During that time he has taught courses in sociology and anthropology including Social Science Research Methods.  Dr. Burwell holds graduate degrees from New York University (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as a M.Div. from Trinity Seminary.

In addition to his teaching, Dr. Burwell has served in several administrative roles including Assistant Dean and Director of Academic Assessment. His Academic Assessment role included responsibility for program evaluation of academic programs at the college.  Professor Burwell has also conducted research funded by a number of organizations including the U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE grants), Lilly Foundation, the Consortium of Christian Colleges and Universities, World Relief Corporation, and the Brethren in Christ Church.