Dr Burkhart is a veteran journalist who has made his mark in the profession and in journalism education. His impressive career as reporter, editor and writer has spanned four decades and three renowned news organizations, namely The Miami Herald, the Associated Press and The New York Times. He has held teaching positions with the journalism departments at the University of Arizona and the American University in Cairo and lectured at Stanford University and Columbia University. He was a member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2001 and received three Fulbright Fellowships to teach in Nigeria, Uganda and Malaysia. He has an M.A. in mass communications from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.