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Portrait of Gina Burkart

Gina Burkart, Ed.D.

Learning Specialist,
Adjunct Instructor of English
(563) 588-8195
Library 225
MS 1750 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Post-Secondary Literacy, University of Northern Iowa
MA, Literature, University of Northern Iowa
BA, Literature, Loras College


Professional Experience

Gina has 20 + years of experience working in higher education teaching writing, literature, and as a Learning Specialist. She specializes in helping students succeed in college—specifically in finding effective college reading, writing, critical thinking, time management, learning and study strategies. She is the author of four books and several articles and essays, frequent presenter at conferences, and internationally known for her work on Harry Potter and C.S. Lewis.

Additionally, she is a consultant, collaborator, and frequent author of the award-winning journal Improve with Metacognition: