Dr. Dan Burleson is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Cullen College of Engineering at the University of Houston. He has been at the University of Houston since 2010 when he joined as a Graduate Research Assistant, completing his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in August of 2015. Before coming to Houston, Texas, Dr. Burleson completed B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida. In his current position, he focuses on instruction and curriculum development for a new First-Year Experience at the University of Houston and is the outreach director the Program for Mastery in Engineering Studies (PROMES).