Dr. Lucille Burbank selected as Top Author of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

01/16/2019 14:00 - SAN DIEGO, CA - (PR Distribution™)

Dr. Lucille Burbank, Educational Media Consultant and Best Selling Author of “The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street” and “Secrets from Sesame Street’s Pioneers: How They Produced a Successful Television Series,” was just recently selected as Top Author of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.  

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala

With over 30 years of professional experience in the educational media and technology industry, Dr. Burbank has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field.  As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Dr. Burbank has demonstrated success not only as an Educational Media Consultant and Best Selling Author, and in every prior position that she has served. Her impressive repertoire of work experience included consulting for the Sesame Workshop, NASA, and the New Jersey Department of Civil Service.  Dr. Burbank taught media design and production courses at community colleges and was a media coordinator for the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Resource Center for Special Education. She has written numerous articles on educational media and technology, including a grant proposal that provided a high degree of interactive learning experiences for special education students.

Dr. Burbank earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Antioch College and earned a Masters in Education from Temple University. At Temple she received the Constance Dorothea Weinman Scholarship, which enabled her to conduct a much larger doctoral study than she had originally intended. Thus, she was able to study three prominent children’s television series: Sesame Street, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and Captain Kangaroo. In-depth interviews were conducted with the creators, actors, producers, puppeteers, researchers and writers of these three TV shows, which served as the inspiration for her books. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated, “Choosing Dr. Burbank for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does and contributed so much of her wisdom and passion to the media education industry. She is humble, gracious and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.”

Throughout her illustrious career Dr. Burbank has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019, she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Top Author of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).  In 2017, Dr. Burbank was named Woman of the Year for her award-winning book, The Inside Secrets of Sesame Street, by Talk Nation Publications. Also, she was selected for the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and was chosen, among a handful, to represent Marquis in the November 6, 2018 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, Dr. Burbank was named Top Female Executive by Worldwide Branding, and she is a delegate for the International Women’s Leadership Association.

Aside from her successful career, Dr. Burbank is also a sought after lecturer, presenter and public speaker.  She has conducted numerous workshops and was an invited presenter for state and national conventions. She presented at the Indiana University Summer Media Conference, and was a valued participant at the Lake Okoboji Educational Media Leadership Conference.  She was a presenter at the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, the International Communications Industries Association, the Pennsylvania Learning Resources Association, the International Visual Literacy Association, Inc., the Health Education Media Association, the Association for Indiana Media Educators, the NAVA Institutes for Effective Communications, the NAVA Institute for Professional Development, the Illinois Media Association, and the USAID sponsored workshops in Washington, D.C.

Looking back, Dr. Burbank attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her endeavors.  When not working, she enjoys sports, the arts, volunteering, and spending time with her family. In the future, she will continue to make a difference in people’s lives through her writings such as in a recently published booklet titled, 52 Tips for Parents: Guide Your Child to Safe TV and Electronic Media.

For more information on Dr. Burbank please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlucilleburbank/

 About IAOTP

The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

For More Information on IAOTP please visit: www.iaotp.com


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