Dolores Burton is a Fulbright scholar and professor and chair of teacher education at New York Institute of Technology. She was a public school teacher, school district administrator, and author of instructional software. Dr. Burton designed, delivered, and supervised professional development for teachers in grades k-12 in mathematics, literacy, science, differentiated instruction, action research, instructional technology and inclusive practices. She has organized symposia for educators on research based strategies to close the achievement gap of the traditionally underserved populations; African American males, English Language Learners, students with special needs, and others at-risk for academic failure. Her research interests include Response to Intervention, teacher preparation, (elementary through college), Common Core standards,
professional development, using data to drive instruction, and the use of technology to teach all students especially those who have traditionally been underserved. She has published in numerous journals and consulted regionally, nationally, and internationally.