Mack D. Burke, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education at Baylor. He received his doctorate from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in behavioral disorders where he studied evidence-based approaches to addressing the learning and behavioral challenges of children and youth.

Dr. Burke is affiliated with the applied behavior analysis and special education programs and teaches graduate coursework in positive behavioral support and single-subject research methods. His regularly provides technical assistance on school-wide positive behavior support and evidence-based social and behavioral practices to school districts. In addition, he has directed several federally funded grants from the Office of Special Education Programs focused on personnel preparation at the graduate level (masters and doctoral) to train and develop future scholars and practitioners the field.

Dr. Burke has served as associate editor for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and regularly reviews for other leading journals in the field (e.g., Behavioral Disorders, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Behavior Modification). He currently is establishing the BEAR (Behavioral Education and Assessment Research) Lab whose primary goal will be to conduct applied behavioral research in school-based settings.