Elise M. Burton, J.D.

Elise M. BurtonElise Burton is a senior consultant with Stevens Strategy and is an affiliate faculty member with the Master of Nonprofit Management Program at Regis University. She has extensive experience in higher education and nonprofit legal issues with a focus on higher education policy, compliance and governance. Ms. Burton teaches Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations both in the classroom and online for Regis. She is also a co-creator and frequent teacher of the Service Oriented Field Experience (SOFE) described in her chapter, “Distance and Service Learning in the Accelerated Format,” in New Directions in Adult and Continued Education, Jossey-Bass (Spring 2003). Ms. Burton has co-authored and is currently updating a reference text for Colorado nonprofit organizations, Colorado Nonprofit Management: Understanding The Legal Issues, Bradford Publishing Company, Denver Colorado (May, 2004). She is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and serves on its Publications Committee. She received her A.B. in Political Science from Barnard College; holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, which she obtained as a Fellow of The Colorado Trust; and has a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.