2017 Teaching Seminar Speaker Biography

May 17, 18, & 19, 2017

Professor Elizabeth Barkley 

Professor Barkley is the author of several published articles and books, including her most recent book Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. Her previous books include Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010); Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty 2nd Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2014). Dr. Barkley has also co-authored a chapter in Glazer’s book “Blended Learning Across the Disciplines, Across the Academy.” She is currently Professor of Music at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.

Academic Background: Elizabeth Barkley is a classically trained pianist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. and B.A. from UC Riverside. She 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. She has keynoted a number of national and international conferences and is lauded as a skillful work session leader.