Born to Charles Roderick Burton and Lulu Faye (Urbach) Burton in Oakland, CA.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology.
Works as a research staff member for Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. (now Raytheon Company) in Cambridge, MA.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in information and computer science from the University of California Irvine.
Works as a research staff member for Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated in Palo Alto, CA.
Co-authors with John Seely Brown (JSB) “Diagnostic Models for Procedural Bugs in Basic Mathematical Skills,” Cognitive Science, Vol. 2.
Co-authors with John Seely Brown (JSB) “An Investigation of Computer Coaching for Informal Learning Activities,” Intelligent Tutoring Systems.
Authors “Diagnosing Bugs in a Simple Procedural Skill,” Intelligent Tutoring Systems.
Works as an area manager for User-Sys. Research at Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated in Palo Alto, CA.
Co-authors with JSB “Reactive Learning Environments for Teaching Electronic Troubleshooting,” Advances in Man-Machine Systems Research, Vol. 3.
Serves as president of Windrose Consulting Group in Palo Alto, CA.
Works as an area manager at CSL, at Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated in Palo Alto, CA.
Works as a senior scientist at Acuitus, Inc., in Sunnyvale, CA.
Is inducted to the ICS Hall of Fame.