Burr was instrumental in the development of the Trinity faculty-led program on the European Union where, in the summers of 2007, 2008, and 2009, he and a faculty colleague accompanied students to Germany, France, Luxembourg, and Belgium for an intensive two week on-site study. He, also, was instrumental in the development of the Trinity faculty-led program in Vietnam where in January 2010 he and two colleagues accompanied students to study the globalization and economic development of the country. In January 2011, he and a faculty colleague conducted the Program for the second time.
Community service & Involvement
Burr has been chair of the Faculty Senate and has served on the Commission on Promotion and Tenure, the Curriculum Council, the Faculty Development Commission, and the University Long-Range Planning Committee.
He was honored with the Distinguished University and Community Service Award at Trinity in May, 2003.
In May 2006, Burr received the and Mrs. Z. T. Scott Award, Trinity’s highest recognition for teaching and advising.
He and Donald Clark in History were honored in 2008 by a former student who established an endowed chair in their names, the Richard M. Burr and Donald N. Clark Professorship in International Business.
In May 2010, he received the Distinguished Advising Award at Trinity.