Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Dr. Barkley is an Associate Professor of Secondary Education, specializing in English language arts and reading education. He received his doctorate in Reading Education from Auburn University in 2005, and began working at Jacksonville State University the following fall semester. Prior to arriving at JSU, Dr. Barkley was an English and history teacher at Opelika Middle School in Opelika, Alabama. Dr. Barkley's current research interests are literacy education in middle and secondary grades, as well as effective leadership in educational programming.