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Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity, Respect.

David Burns


Title: Associate Dean, Math & Natural Science, and Biology Instructor
Office: The Main Campus C207A
Phone: 309-341-5463


Personal Information


Teaching Philosophy / Personal Statement
I just want to see students be successful. When I was a student here at Sandburg, the faculty here changed my life. I not only gained knowledge, I gained confidence in myself. Effective teachers help students gain confidence as well as knowledge. One of the goals I have always wanted to achieve here at Sandburg has been to be considered an effective teacher.


Degrees Earned
A.S., A.A. from Carl Sandburg, B.A. Knox College, M.S. Western Illinois University


Previous Teaching Experience
Carl Sandburg College adjunct faculty from 96’ to 2003. Full time faculty from 2003 to present. Teaching classes in General biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Environmental science.


Memberships / Affiliations / Awards
2004 ICCTA Distinguished Alumnus Award
2008 ICCTA Faculty Member of the Year
Cofounder and sponsor of the College’s student science club, S.E.A.C. (Sandburg Environmental Awareness Club).


Additional Info
I enjoy golfing, fishing, hiking, and spending time with family, friends and my dogs.