Elizabeth Barkley & Claire Major
Elizabeth Barkley is a founder and managing member of Faculty2Faculty. She also is Professor of Music History at Foothill College, Los Altos, California. With almost four decades as an innovative and reflective teacher, she has received numerous honors and awards, including being named California’s Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, formally recognized by the California state legislature for her contributions to undergraduate education, selected as “Innovator of the Year” in conjunction with the National League for Innovation, presented with the Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, and honored by the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Claire Major is a founder and managing member of Faculty2Faculty. Prior to and during her doctoral work, she taught developmental English, freshman writing, and sophomore literature. She began her post-doctoral career working in faculty development as director of a teaching center focused on problem-based learning at Samford University. She soon took a position as a professor of Higher Education Administration at the University of Alabama, where in addition to her roles in teaching, research, and services, she has served as a program coordinator for the Higher Education Administration program, a special assistant to the provost for Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation work, and as a teaching and research consultant for the College of Community Health Services.