310 Lafene Health Center
1105 Sunset Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506
Amanda Burris has been working for Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance since June 2016. She came to Manhattan, KS, in August 2012 where she earned her doctorate in student affairs in higher education from Kansas State University. Prior to living in Manhattan, she was in Hays, KS, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in communication studies from Fort Hays State University and worked as an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies. She has taught courses both face-to-face and online since 2007.
Burris is a member of the Junior League of the Flint Hills and serves as a co-advisor for the Silver Key Sophomore Honorary at Kansas State University. She and her husband enjoy spending their free time watching sporting events and live music. Burris's advice for students of Great Plains IDEA is to be passionate about what you do, find the joy in what you are learning, and do not be afraid to ask questions!
Ph.D. in Student Affairs in Higher Education, Kansas State University, 2016
M.S. in Communication Studies, Fort Hays State University, 2008
B.A. in Communication Studies, Fort Hays State University, 2007