he is now (mostly) retired, Larry Burton still enjoys teaching for the
Department of Medical Humanities in both ethics and religion and medicine.
He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Philosophy and
Liberal Studies at UALR.
Burton earned his doctorate at Boston University and taught at the BU School
of Theology and at the BU Medical Center. After a stint at Harvard Divinity
School, he was recruited to Rush University to be the Bishop Anderson
Professor of Religion and Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Religion,
Health, and Human Values. Larry held appointments in the College of
Medicine, the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Nursing. A
frequent speaker at professional and academic meetings, Larry has given
presentations both nationally and internationally. He was a part of the
faculty for a series of Harvard sponsored continuing medical education
events called "Spirituality and Medicine" led by Dr. Herbert Benson.
edited or authored eight books, Larry is also the author of more than eighty
book chapters or articles. He is a former President of the Association of
Professional Chaplains, and former Chair of the Board of COMISS, the
umbrella organization for most pastoral care and counseling organizations in
retirement, in addition to teaching, Dr. Burton serves on the Institutional
Review Board of the Central Arkansas Veterans Medical Center, volunteers at
the Clinton Presidential Library, and works with homeless folks in Little