Ann Burke is a Designer and Facilitator at the Center for Socially Engaged Design (C-SED). She works closely with Ann Verhey-Henke to support teams of interdisciplinary faculty and external partners in developing shared visions, goals, and tactical plans to solve complex challenges together.
Ann’s experience spans higher education and K-12 contexts where she’s supported a diverse range of students, educators, and community partners to grow their expertise and advance their engagement in a wide variety of settings, encouraging empathy, reflection, and problem-solving. Prior to her role at the University of Michigan, Ann was a faculty member at Michigan State University where she taught writing and Experience Architecture (XA) courses and facilitated educator professional development, ensuring that educators have access to a spectrum of high-quality, human-centered learning opportunities.
Ann earned her PhD in English and Education from U-M, and has a MA in English/Rhetoric and Composition from Ball State University and a BA in English and History, with a certification in K-12 secondary education, from Aquinas College.
Get in touch with Ann about: socially engaged design process, tools and techniques, Learning Experience Design (LXD), UX Research and Design, qualitative research methods, writing across contexts, professional development, and Higher Ed/K12 partnerships