Faculty & Staff SpotlightPhyl Burger

Phyl Burger, Ed.S.

Instructor of Education
Chair of Graduate/Advanced Programs

Professor Burger joined the Concordia University, St. Paul College of Education and Science in 2008. She has served in numerous leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Graduate Teacher Education, Coordinator of the MA Differentiated Instruction and Educational Leadership programs and classroom instructor. The VP Academic Affairs and VP Graduate Studies Concordia University appointed her to Graduate Faculty status as Graduate School scholar and research-practitioner in the fall of 2015.

Professor Burger’s leadership roles include Classroom Teacher, Coordinator Vocational Education, Elementary Principal, Director Special Education Programs, and Educational Consultant.


  • Ed.S., Concordia University, St. Paul (2015)
  • M.A.Ed., University of Nebraska-Kearney (1979)
  • B.A., Special Education, University of Nebraska-Kearney (1976)


  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Collaboration
  • Teams


  • Board of Directors, Progress Valley a nonprofit organization providing chemical health treatment services for adult men and women since 1972. The moving force behind Progress Valley is to help people help themselves.
  • Coordinator Women’s Mentor Program with Washington County Jail


Aace Virtual International Conference – February, 2012
Presentation Title: Reaching the Remote Learner through Web-Conferencing: A Testimonial on using Collaboration, Self, and Peer-Assessment to Turn the Focus from Grades to Learning
Presenters: Dr. Joel Schuessler, Professor Phyl Burger

National Collaboration Learning Conference -November 2010
Ripples in the Pond: Transforming Higher Education for Today
Presentation Title: Turning the Focus from Grades to Learning through Student Self-Assessment
Presenters: Dr. Joel Schuessler, Professor Phyl Burger, Dr. Jim Gimbel, Susan Hein, Jeremy Sellman

2009 Wisconsin Research Seminar on Improving Educator Quality: Improving Practice and Expanding Collaboration in Challenging Times. – June 2009
Title: Professional Development Plans: A collaborative model between PK-12 teachers and IHE faculty.
Dr. Jill Klefstad, UW-Stout and Professor Phyl Burger, Concordia University St. Paul.