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  • Summer Burke

    Summer was born and raised in a small town outside of Denver, Colorado to parents who were both school teachers and impressed her with a love for teaching and education. She is proud of her rural upbringing but has become drawn to study the social dynamics of race and gender in the history of the greater urban city of Denver proper.

    After having completed a masters degree in Women’s Studies, Summer enrolled at UNLV to pursue her love for history in the Ph.D. program. She has held several positions at the school, including one with the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada. She served as program manager of NEWL for 2011 and also co-instructed History 495 with Dr. Joanne Goodwin.

    Summer continues to work toward the completion of her degree and has recently become the Deputy Director of Preserve Nevada, a non-profit housed at the UNLV History Department focused on the preservation of historic sites statewide.


    “Creating an Impactful Course: Hist 495”

    Describe your most memorable experience(s) of NEW Leadership.

    Summer Burke explains the creation and success of the Hist 495: “Women and Leadership” course in both spring and fall 2011.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression