Dr. Burnett returned to West Texas A&M University in 2013 after previously serving the institution during the years 2000-2007. Dr. Burnett earned B.S. and M.B.A. degrees at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She was named the Gene Edwards Professor of Accounting in 2015. Her research includes articles published in Practical Tax Strategies, Southwestern Economic Review, CPA Journal, and Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly.