Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008
• Emphasis on historical geography and transportation geography
• Dissertation title: North Carolina’s First Railroads
Certificate, Historic Preservation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004
• Emphasis on southern material culture and architectural conservation
• Internship: Pioneer America Society. W. Frank Ainsley, advisor
• Internship topic: Rural Architecture in Edgecombe, Wilson, and Wayne Counties
M.A., Liberal Studies, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2001
• Emphasis on Cultural Geography and Historical Archaeology
• Thesis topic: Cultural Geography of Bladen County, North Carolina
B.A., Creative Arts, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1982
• Emphasis on Music and Drama. Minor in Natural Sciences
• Senior Recital in Music in 1980
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
• 2008: GIS Applications for Profile Leveling and Excavations
• 2008: Mapping Regional and County Sentiment towards Amendments to the North Carolina Constitution through the Voting Patterns of their Delegates to State Constitutional Convention of 1835.
• 2006: The Geopolitical/Economic Influences Associated with the Building of Virginia’s First Railroads
• 2005: Internal Improvements in North Carolina, 1830-1840
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
• 2002: Historical Geography of the Wilmington to Weldon Railroad
• 2001: Applied Remote Sensing
• 2001: Material Culture and Folk Architecture in North Carolina
• 2001: 18th and 19th Century Settlement Patterns of the Waccamaw Indians
• 2007: Curatorial Internship with the National Park Service in Death Valley
• 2004: Research Internship with the Pioneer America Society
• 2012, Summer I: Adjunct Faculty. Accelerated Degree Completion Program, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Wilmington, N.C. Campus
• 2010, Summer II: Temporary Faculty. Department of Geography & Geology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
• 2009-present: Adjunct Professor, Arts and Humanities, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
• 2008-2009: Non-editing Instructor, Colorado Technical University, Institute for Advanced Studies, DM Research and Writing
• 2007: Teaching Assistant, Geography, UNC-Greensboro
• 2007: Graduate Research Assistant, Geography, UNC-Greensboro
• 2012, Summer I: World Geography, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Wilmington, N.C. Campus
• 2011, Spring to present: Critical Thinking, Cape Fear Community College
• 2010, Fall to present: The Nature of America, Cape Fear Community College
• 2010, Fall to present: Southern Culture, Cape Fear Community College
• 2010, Summer II: North Carolina Geography. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
• 2009-present: The History of Architecture. Cape Fear Community College
• 2008-present: Non-editing Instructor, Doctor of Management Research and Writing, Colorado Technical University, Institute for Advanced Studies
• Burke, J.C. 2012. The Wilmington & Weldon Railroad in the Civil War. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. In press.
• Burke, J.C. 2011. The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company (1833-1854). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
• Burke, J.C. 2010. Antebellum Plans to Reopen Roanoke Inlet. The North Carolina Geographer 17: 17-25.
• Burke, J.C. and Elizabeth Nelson. 2009. Amending the North Carolina Constitution: Spatial and Political Enfranchisement as Portrayed By Delegates Votes and Voter Representation in 1835. The North Carolina Geographer 16: 36-48
• Burke, J.C. and Leanne Sulewski. 2008. The North Carolina Global TransPark: A Brief History from a Regional Planning Perspective. The North Carolina Geographer 15: 20-36
• Burke, J.C. 2008. British Iron on American Railroads. Railroad History Spring-Summer 2008, 60-65
• Burke, J.C. 2005. The Journal of Frances Anne Kemble and the Stagecoach Line of the Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road – Enfield to Stantonsburg. The North Carolina Geographer 13: 1-16.
Professional Reports and other Publications
• Burke, J.C. and Mark Koenig. 2009. The Carpenter’s Shop on the Former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Complex Site in Wilmington, N.C. Wilmington, N.C.: Wilmington Railroad Museum.
• Burke, J.C. 2008. The Railroads of North Carolina. In A Comparative Atlas: North Carolina and The Piedmont Triad by Jeffrey C. Patton, Roberta Williams, D. Gordon Bennett. Greensboro, NC: The 63rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers
• Burke, J.C. 2005. The Fayetteville Rail Road. Wilmington Railroad Museum: The Coastline
• Burke, J.C. 2004. Charles Baldwin, a likely Joe. Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin
• Burke, J.C. 2003. Applying above ground and aerial archaeology to historic preservation. UNCG Department of Interior Architecture: The Historic Dimension Series
• Burke, J.C. 2004. Historic Bricks. UNCG Department of Interior Architecture: The Historic Dimension Series
ABSTRACTS, PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES
• Burke, J.C. 2012. The Civil War History of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. Burgaw Depot, Burgaw, NC. Sponsored by North Carolina Humanities Council.
• Burke, J.C. 2012. The Role of Fayetteville in the History of North Carolina’s First Railroads. Museum of the Cape Fear, Fayetteville, N.C.
• Burke, J.C. 2011. The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company. Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro, N.C.
• Burke, J.C. 2011. The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company. Mondays at the Mansion Lecture Series, Bellamy Mansion Museum, Wilmington, N.C.
• Burke, J.C. 2008. The Closing of Roanoke Inlet. Graduate Liberal Studies Conference, Wilmington, NC
• Burke, J.C. 2006. The Journal of Frances Anne Kemble and the Stagecoach Line of the Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road. Graduate Liberal Studies Conference, Wilmington, NC
• Board of Trustees. Wilmington Railroad Museum (2010-present)
• Researcher, Wilmington Railroad Museum (2001-06, 2008-09)
• Volunteer Production Composer, University Theatre, UNCW (2004-09)
• Board of Directors, Ad Hoc Theatre, Ltd. (non-profit), Wilmington, NC (1989-93)