Professor of English, Georgia State University
Dr. John Burrison came to Georgia State University in 1966 to develop the folklore curriculum in the Department of English, where he teaches such courses as American Folklore, Georgia Folklife, British Folk Culture, and Irish Folk Culture. From the beginning, his students have had the opportunity to contribute to original research by documenting people's folk traditions. Their projects are housed in the Georgia Folklore Archives. Dr. Burrison serves as curator of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee Center near Helen, Georgia, opened in 2006.