Elizabeth Barkley

Elizabeth Barkley

With over three decades as an innovative and reflective teacher, Dr. 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. Additionally, her Musics of Multicultural America course was selected as “Best Online Course” by the California Virtual Campus. She was also named one of two Carnegie Scholars in the discipline of music by the Carnegie Foundation in conjunction with the Pew Charitable Trusts.

A popular keynote speaker and presenter, her interests include engaging students through active and collaborative learning; transforming F2F and online curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners, especially those from new and emerging generations; the scholarship of teaching and learning; and connecting learning goals with assessment. Barkley holds a B.A. and M.A. from University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley. She is author of Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, Second Edition, 2014), Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and several music history textbooks, including Crossroads: The Music of American Cultures (Kendall Hunt, 2013), World Music: Roots to Contemporary Global Fusions (Kendall Hunt, 2012), Crossroads: The Roots of America’s Popular Music (Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 2007) and Great Composers and Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (with Robert Hartwell, Kendall Hunt, 2014).