Chair, Professor

Department of English and Modern Languages


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.A., St. Louis University; B.A., College of Mount St. Joseph


Dr. Barkley is a professor and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages at the Mount. She teaches courses in literature and communication, among them, African American Writers, Meet Me at the Theater, In Their Own Voices, News Writing, and Feature Writing. Professor Barkley also team-teaches several interdisciplinary courses, including The Cincinnati Arts Scene and United Nations Millennium Development Goal: Global and Local.

Dr. Barkley holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati (1998), an M.A. in American Studies from St. Louis University (1976), and a B.A. in English from the College of Mount St. Joseph (1970). She is author of four books: Life After Death: Practical Help for the WidowedLoving the Everyday: Meditations for Moms, Woman to Woman: Seeing God in Daily Life, and When You Are a Godparent, and has written numerous feature articles.

Professor Barkley was named the 2000 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/CASE Ohio Professor of the Year.