Dr. Rebecca Burrell’s graduate courses include Developing Personal and Professional Creativity through the Liberal Arts and Eastern Experience through Art and Architecture. Creating Community through the Arts is a graduate summer project/seminar in which creative community involvement includes working with residents of the Missouri Hotel, a homeless shelter. She serves on the Graduate Education Council. An artist and art educator, she does the content area evaluation in for student teachers in Art. She has designed and taught the undergraduate class for Entrepreneurship and Arts Administration students, The Zen of the Idea---Beyond the Box.
She was an Art consultant and, later, teaching specialist in Art for the Springfield Public Schools, as well as interim Coordinator of Student Teaching.
Dr. Burrell coordinates the nationally-acclaimed Partners in Creative Care for oncology patients with CoxHealth and Hulston Cancer Center. This program was recognized as "Extraordinary Practices Program 2000" by the American Society of Volunteer Services. She is a creativity in-patient care facilitator with CoxHealth, including oncology and in-patient adult psychiatry.
Her Creativity Unlimited seminars have included “young artistes” and educators in Brasilia, Brazil.
Dr. Burrell has served on the Professional Advisory Council for the Hammons School of Architecture and the Greene County Domestic Violence Shelter Board, and is a past member of the Springfield Art Museum Board.
She coordinates the Blue Cat Gallery in Lay Hall, an exhibit space featuring works by young artistes in our partner schools and curates the annual Developing Successful Youth Conference Art Exhibit. She has been a co-sponsor of the Drury Student Teacher Association.
As an artist, Dr. Burrell maintains an active studio. Her paintings are included in selected and juried exhibits and private collections. She is an engaged member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council and Southwest Missouri Museum Associates Visual Artists group.
Frequently requested programs for community and special groups include: Your Life is a Masterpiece---What Are You Creating? and Living Creatively through Art.
Ed.D. University of Tulsa; 1981
M.S., Secondary Administration; Southwest Missouri State University; 1971;
B.S., Art and Business; Southwest Missouri State University; 1961