Department Chair and Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

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          Dr. Burke is active at the Johnson City Community Theatre and has also performed at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. He was awarded JCCT's Best Actor of 2007 for his roles in "The Mousetrap" and "Christmas Belles." In his next play he will reprise his role as "Dub Dubberly" for the comedy "Southern Hospitality" at JCCT from June 5 - 21, 2009. Dr. Burke played "Bernard" in the side-splitting comedy, "Don't Dress for Dinner" at JCCT from December 5 - 20, 2008. He performed as "Thomas Putnam" in "The Crucible" at JRT from October 30 until November 9, 2008. At JCCT from June 6 -21, 2008, he played "Fred the Governor" in the hilarious political comedy "Lying In State." He played "Bob Ewell" in the literary classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" which will ran from April 11 - 26, 2008 at JCCT. At JRT he played the polite, eccentric, and lovable "Elwood P. Dowd" in the Pulitzer Prize winning play "Harvey" from February 14 - 24, 2008. He performed at JCCT from November 30 - December 16, 2007, where he reprised his role as “Dub Dubberly” in “Christmas Belles.”  From October 5 - 20, 2007, he played a leading role as "Detective Sergeant Trotter" in the Agatha Christie murder mystery entitled, "The Mousetrap."  Dr. Burke appeared in “Dearly Beloved” (2007) as “Dub Dubberly” at JCCT. At JRT, he appeared as “Roger Spelding” in “Visit to a Small Planet” (2006). He played a lead role as “Mike Talman” in the thriller, “Wait Until Dark” (2006) at JCCT. He was cast as "Gordon" in the comedy entitled, "The Farndale Ladies Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol" (2005) at JCCT.

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    Pajama Men

    Wearing pajamas, as Bernard in "Don't Dress for Dinner" - 2008.

    With cast members as Fred the Governor in "Lying in State" - 2008.

    As Elwood P. Dowd in "Harvey" - 2008.


    As Detective Sergeant Trotter and with the Cast of The Mousetrap - 2007.


    As Mike Talman in "Wait Until Dark" - 2006

    As Gordon in "Farndale's A Christmas Carol" - 2005

    Cast of "Farndale's A Christmas Carol"

    As "Dub" with the cast of  "Dearly Beloved" - 2007


    As "Roger Spelding" with the cast of "Visit to a Small Planet" - 2006

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