Dr. David M Barker
Assistant Professor of Education
Office: 2139 - Buzzard Hall
Spring 2014 Office Hours:MWF 9:00-9:40; 12-1:40
W 3-3:40, & by appt.
David Barker teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociology, History, and Philosophy of Education. Dr. Barker also designs and conducts numerous on-line classes, and has, since 2003, taught in EIU’s Alternative Pathways to Teacher Certification program. His academic and research emphasis is on early-American education, with a specialization in the educational, social and political thought of Thomas Jefferson. He has published materials relating to Thomas Jefferson and the Founding of the University of Virginia and reviews of books pertaining to early-American education, and has conducted scholarly presentations on the Puritan Cultural Dynamic and on Thomas Jefferson and No Child Left Behind. Dr. Barker’s current research focuses American education in the post-Revolutionary South, the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson, as well as English Romantic-era literature. Dr. Barker’s personal interests include classical-music composition theory and nature photography.
Frequently Taught CoursesEDF 2555, Diversity of Schools and Societies: Social and Global Perspectives
EDF 4450, Philosophy and History of Education
EDF 5540, History of Educational Thought
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, PhD, Education
Professional OrganizationsAmerican Federation of Teachers
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
University of Illinois Alumni Association
Life-Member, Life-Sponsor of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals