About the Institute:
Doctoral Research Assistant
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
26 Winthrop Street
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Phone: (617) 627-5558
Brian Burkhard is a doctoral student in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study
and Human Development at Tufts University. He earned a B.A. in Psychology and Classical
Studies with a Minor in Cognitive Science from Villanova University in 2006 and an M.S.
in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University in 2008. Before coming to IARYD,
Brian worked as a school therapist in the Philadelphia public school system, a guide for
service-learning trips in South America, and as a behavior specialist consultant and therapist
at The Institute for Behavior Change. Most recently, he managed research for the Boy Scouts
of America in conjunction with the Tufts Character and Merit Project. His research interests
include moral development and character formation, and experiential education.