A proven leader, Dr. Burkitt possesses 15 years of executive experience in the university, healthcare, and athletic settings. He comes to Lourdes from Mount Saint Mary’s University in California where he served as Executive Director of Graduate Faculty for the Master of Business Administration program. In that position, Dr. Burkitt planned, designed, and developed online business administration programs as well as managed several non-traditional professional programs. Throughout his tenure at Mount Saint Mary’s, he served in several administrative business capacities and was instrumental in the program’s accreditation. Dr. Burkitt taught as an associate professor in the business administration and health policy management departments.

Dr. Burkitt earned a Ph.D. in Leadership and Organizational Development from Regent University and a MBA from Regis University. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in International Management from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, California. He started his academic career at Illinois Central College where he earned an Associate of Arts.

Possessing real world experience, Dr. Burkitt served as Chief Operations Officer of Quality Quest, a nationally recognized healthcare nonprofit, and Chief Financial Officer at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles. He also served as a National Controller for the American Youth Soccer Organization.

A respected professional in both the academic and business realms, he has been the principal investigator on research grants for executive leadership and restorative justice. A recent publication – “Transformational Hearts in Executive Leadership” – appeared last year in the International Academy of Business and Public Administration.