Barker, R. Michael, Ph.D.

Barker, R. Michael, Ph.D.

Dr. Barker is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida.  He received a B.S. with high honors is psychology in 2003, a M.A. in psychology in 2007, and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2010, from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  Dr. Barker then completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies at the University of Kansas in 2013.  His research focuses on the assessment and intervention of phonological awareness and other literacy skills in children who are minimally verbal and, thus, are candidates for augmentative and alternative communication systems.  In addition, Dr. Barker’s teaching interests include statistics, both basic and advanced, and the development of language and literacy skills.

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Education
B.S. (Psychology – Magna Cum Laude) Georgia State University 2003
M.A. (Psychology) Georgia State University 2007
Ph.D. (Developmental Psychology) Georgia State University 2010
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies University of Kansas 2013

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