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About Michael Barbour

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.


September 2016 - Present Associate Professor of Instructional Design, Touro University California ‐ College of Education and Health Services
August 2013 - August 2016 Director of Doctoral Studies and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Sacred Heart University
September 2007 - August 2013 Assistant Professor, Wayne State University ‐ Division of Administrative and Organizational Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

K-12 distance learning, Cyber schooling, Rural education

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Contact Information

Touro University, California
1310 Club Drive
Mare Island
Vallejo, CA 94592 


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