Elizabeth Barkley

Professor, Music History
Foothill College


Dr. Barkley is an expert consultant for ACUE’s modules

Her contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:

Her recent publications include:

  • Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass 2016)

Barkley is a Professor of Music at Foothill College, Los Altos, California. In addition to her work with student engagement, Dr. Barkley is a classically trained pianist and studies American music from a multicultural perspective.

An author, scholar, musician, and educator, she has spent her career researching and writing about classroom teaching practices that transform both face-to-face and online classes so that instructors can meet the needs of diverse learners.

Barkley earned her BA and MA from the University of California, Riverside. She holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked closely with Berkeley’s Center for the Study of American Cultures in pioneering the study of American music from a multicultural perspective. For her work in this area, Dr. Barkley has received numerous awards, including being selected as a Carnegie Scholar in the discipline of Music and the California Professor of the Year.