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About Michael Barbour

Michael Barbour has joined the faculty of College of Education in the Fall of 2013 as Director of Doctoral Studies and as an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership.
Previously he was Assistant Professor in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University. He has been involved with virtual schools in Canada and the United States for the past decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on rural K-12 students learning in online environments. Recently, Dr. Barbour’s focus has shifted to policy related to effective online learning environments. This has resulted in invitations to testify before House and Senate committees in several states, as wellas consulting for Ministries of Education across Canada and in New Zealand.
Degrees and Certifications:
St. Francis Xavier University (Antigonish, NS)Undergraduate Certificate, Adult Education;
University of Georgia (Athens, GA)Ph.D., Instructional Technology; Graduate Certificate, Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies; Graduate Certificate, University Teaching
Memorial University (St. John’s, NL) M.Ed., Teaching and Learning (Literacy and Technology); B.Ed., Intermediate and Secondary (Social Studies)
Université de Québec à Trois Riviéres (Trois Riviéres, QC)French Immersion Program
Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) B.A. Political Science (minor in History)


August 2013August 2016 Director of Doctoral Studies and Assistant Professor, College of Education, Sacred Heart University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

K-12 distance learning, Cyber schooling, Rural education

Contact Information

Oakview Drive, Trumbull
Isabelle Farrington College of Education
(203) 396-8446


Contributions to Books (3)

Books (2)

Presentations (3)

Articles (105)