Ernest Burgess

Ernest Watson Burgess (May 16, 1886 – December 27, 1966) was a Canadian-American urban sociologist born in Tilbury, Ontario. He was educated at Kingfisher College in Oklahoma and continued graduate studies in sociology at the University of Chicago. In 1916, he returned to the University of Chicago, as a faculty member. Burgess was hired as an urban sociologist at the University of Chicago. Burgess also served as the 24th President of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

Ernest W. Burgess
Born(1886-05-16)May 16, 1886
DiedDecember 27, 1966(1966-12-27) (aged 80)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
NationalityCanadian
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Kingfisher College
Scientific career
FieldsSociology
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Ohio State University
Doctoral advisorAlbion Woodbury Small
Doctoral studentsAlbert J. Reiss