Burton Bargerstock is executive director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, director of Communication and Information Technology, and special advisor to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University. His work focuses on institutional culture, research, communication, and technologies related to community-engaged scholarship and university outreach. He leads MSU's Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument project, teaches in the MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement, and presents/publishes on themes related to public scholarship and community engagement in higher education.
Burton serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement; a section co-editor of the International Journal of Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement; a member of the editorial board of UNBOUND: Reinventing Higher Education; and senior series editor of the Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement book series (MSU Press). In 2017, he was inducted into the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) and elected its president. Burton served as a member and former chairperson of the board of directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement. He also previously served on the board of directors of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Council on Engagement and Outreach, and has also been a long-time member of EDUCAUSE. Burton organized the Engagement Scholarship Consortium's 2011 National Outreach Scholarship Conference and remains active with the organization. On campus, he is president of the MSU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.