Isaac Burt, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology and an AWED Faculty Fellow, was recently invited to serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD), the highest impact factor journal in counselor education.

JMCD is a quarterly journal for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), a member association of the American Counseling Association.  JMCD is concerned with research, theory, and program applications relevant to multicultural interests in all areas of counseling and human development. As a board member, Burt will review submitted manuscripts, nominate new board members, and attend professional meetings and conferences.

“With the current emphasis on race in our culture, having the chance to review and approve scholarly work that can enhance these discussions is an excellent opportunity,” says Burt.

Burt was invited due to his status as a distinguished scholar in the field with significant achievements. His research interests entail social justice for historically marginalized populations, adolescent self-efficacy, culturally sensitive treatments for youth, redefining anger management groups in schools and relationship decision making.

Burt was awarded the 2020 President’s Access and Equity Award during FIU’s Recognition Awards ceremony, given to individuals who have demonstrated efforts exceeding mandated job responsibilities to support the goals and objectives of diversity and inclusion. He was also a recipient of the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s 2018 Research Article of the Year award for his work focused on reducing anger among at-risk adolescents in Miami-Dade County Public Schools by promoting leadership skills from a school-based counseling group.

Burt is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as the Association for Counseling and Supervision (ACES), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) and Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). Prior to joining FIU in 2011, Burt worked in schools, mental health agencies and community centers, which included counseling individuals, couples and families from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America and Bosnia.