Elizabeth Barkley
Music Instructor

Fine Arts and Communication Division
     (650) 949-7267

Foothill campus
Office: 1407
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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 is the author of several published articles and books, includingLearning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty, 2nd Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2014), Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2010) that are part of the Wiley/Jossey-Bass College Teaching Techniques series. She has also authored or co-authored three music history and literature textbooks: At the Crossroads: The Multicultural Roots of America's Popular Music in America (Prentice-Hall, 2007); Great Composers and Music Masterpieces of Western Civilization (co-authored with Robert Hartwell, Pearson, 2003); and Crossroads: Popular Music in America (2000). The three textbooks are now offered as digital textbooks through Kendall Hunt/Great River Learning and Technology.

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