Associate Professor Emerita
Coordinator, Science and Gender Equity Program, Virginia Tech
Joined Virginia Tech: 1984
|Doctorate (Cellular Immunology)||Virginia Tech|
- Sporn Award recipient, Academy of Teaching Excellence inductee.
- Research: factors associated with successful recruitment and retention of women and girls in science, technology, engineering; tumor immunology.
Dr. Burger has been interested in gender equity issues in science for many years She is the founder and editor of the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, now in its 162h year of publication. She served as Senior Program Director, Program for Women and Girls, National Science Foundation in 1996. She teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies, Biology of Women, and Women and Science classes.
She is a co-investigator for several NSF-funded projects including Counseling for Gender Equity, Women in Information Technology: Pivotal Transitions from School to Careers, Investigating the Gender Component: Cultures that Promote Equity in Undergraduate Engineering, and Pathways to Self-efficacy and Retention of Women in Undergraduate Engineering..
Burger has authored monographs, over 50 peer reviewed papers about tumor immunology research and women and STEM, and several book chapters and encyclopedia entries. She is the co-editor of the recently published book Reconfiguring the Firewall: Recruiting Women to Information Technology across Cultures and Continents.