Dr. Burns received her graduate education in forensic anthropology under the direction of the late Dr. William R. Maples at the University of Florida and developed experience in major crime laboratory procedures while working for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Division of Forensic Sciences. She was a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Burns, K R (1999, 2007), Forensic Anthropology Training Manual
Burns, K R (1991) "Protocol for Disinterment and Analysis of Skeletal Remains," in the Manual for the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary, and Summary Executions, a United Nations publication.
King, T F, R S Jacobson, K R Burns, and K Spading (2001) Amelia Earhart’s Shoes, Is the Mystery Solved?