Alan Burns, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs
Phone: (626) 815-6000
Office Location: Wilden Hall, Room 114
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Alan Burns, Ph.D., has worked for more than 25 years in the corporate world and higher education. His teaching portfolio includes more than 20 courses delivered in traditional, hybrid, blended, and online modalities, and his expertise and interests are rooted in technology and include knowledge management, analytics, business intelligence, product development, strategy, leadership, and organizational development. Burns serves on the boards of the National Slovak Society, a $900 million insurance organization; and the RainShine Foundation, a nonprofit that builds schools for children in the Congo.


  • Ph.D., Business
  • JD
  • MBA
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Academic Area

  • School of Business and Management