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Elizabeth F. Barkley

Elizabeth F. Barkley,PhD, is a professor of music history at Foothill College in California. With four decades as an innovative and reflective teacher, Barkley has received numerous honors and awards, including being named California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching; formally recognized by the California state legislature for her contributions to undergraduate education; selected as "Innovator of the Year" in conjunction with the National League for Innovation; presented with the Hayward Award for Educational Excellence; and honored by the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Dr. Barkley holds a BA and MA from the University of California, Riverside, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She is co-author, with Claire Howell Major, of Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2016); co-author with Claire Howell Major and K. Patricia Cross, of Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2nd ed., 2014); author of Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010), and author of several music history textbooks, including several digital textbooks.

Last Updated: 09-25-18

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