Dr. Burkhardt is a professor of higher education and the Director of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan. From 1993-2000, John was program director for leadership and higher education at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he led several major initiatives focused on transformation and change in higher education and participated in a comprehensive effort to encourage leadership development among college students. John serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Leadership Studies. He was a senior fellow at the James McGregor Burns Academy for Leadership at the University of Maryland, a fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies (Austria) and a visiting scholar at the University of California-Los Angeles. He is past chairman of the board of the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital System and a trustee emeritus of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation. John has been honored as an exemplary alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Education, an Institute for Educational Leadership Fellow (1986) and a Kellogg National Fellow (1989-1992).