Ms. Deborah Burns
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Deborah Burns is a doctoral candidate (A.B.D.) in the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She teaches education courses and is an academic advisor at Southern Illinois University. She holds a M.A. in English Literature from Columbia University and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from New York University. Her research interests include media, higher education, and film studies. Deborah’s research has been presented at several academic conferences including the 2009 and 2010 American Cultural Association/Popular Cultural Association (ACA/PCA) national conferences and the 2009 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) national conference. Deborah was recently invited to present her research on media at the 2011 American Educational Studies Association (AESA) national conference. She is also co-authoring a chapter in Fraggle Rock to Farscape: Essays on the Worlds of Jim Henson forthcoming from McFarland in 2012.