Professor, Music History
Expert Consultant for the following modules:
Dr. Barkley’s contributions to ACUE’s Community of Professional Practice include:
Her recent publications include:
- Interactive Lecturing: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass 2018)
- Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass 2016)
Barkley is a Professor of Music at Foothill College, Los Altos, California and Executive Director of the K. Patricia Cross Academy, a non-profit online platform that provides college faculty with access to free instructional modules that focus on improving college-level teaching and learning. 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 (https://www.collegeteachingtechniques.net). She is also a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter (https://faculty2faculty.com).
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.