Professor Shawn Burke is a Research Professor and Director of the TRACE lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida. Her expertise includes teams and their leadership, team adaptability, team training, measurement, evaluation, and team effectiveness. Dr. Burke has published over 90 journal articles and book chapters related to the above topics and has presented/had work accepted at over 200 peer-reviewed conferences. Dr. Burke has received funding from the following agencies: Army Research Institute, Army Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, Gulf Oil Research Program, and NASA. Most recently, Dr. Burke has been funded by NASA to investigate issues related to team leadership, team roles, team cognition, and cultural diversity within the context of teams operating in isolated, confined environments (e.g., long duration space exploration) with an eye towards fostering resiliency within such teams. All of the above work is conducted with an interest in team leadership and the training of teams operating in complex environments. She has also recently been funded by the Army Research Institute to investigate issues related to leader and team resilience.
Dr. Burke earned her doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Trust Research and Consulting Editor for the Journal of Business and Psychology. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several journals, including: Leadership Quarterly, Group and Organization Management, Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Factors, Military Psychology, Small Group Research, and Human Resource Management. She has co-edited books on adaptability, advances in team effectiveness research, and intelligent tutoring for teams.