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Dr. Peter Burns honored for excellence in student advising

Dr. Peter Burns, professor of political science, was recently honored for excellence in student advising at the 2009 College of Social Sciences Honors Convocation.

Dr. Burns is very active on campus and in his field.  He is the chair of the New Faculty Orientation Committee, he serves on the Membership Committee of the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, and he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Criminal Justice Studies.

Dr. Burns' teaching and research interests include American Politics, Urban Politics, Race and Ethnicity, Public Policy, and other courses within the American Government subfield. In 2001, he was named a Norton Long Young Scholar by the American Political Science Association’s organized section on Urban Politics for his innovative work in urban politics. Dr. Burns was a recipient of the American Political Science Association’s Small Research Grant in 2003.  

In 2006, Dr. Burns published Electoral Politics Is Not Enouth: Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Urban Politics (State University of New York Press).

In 2003, the Loyola Faculty Senate awarded its outstanding teaching award to Dr. Burns, and Loyola’s student government awarded him the Distinguished Faculty Service Award.

Dr. Burns is also student adviser for Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society.