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Educational Background


  • B.A., Albion College


  • Coursework at the London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) and the University of Chicago.


  • M.A., Michigan State University


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University

Awards and Accomplishments


  • 2014  Delta College American Association of University Professors Service Award

  • 2012 President's Champions for Diversity and Inclusion Award


  • 2010 Ormond E. Barstow and Ludo F. Frevel Award for Scholarly Achievement


  • 2008 Don Laughner Award for Creative Change and the League for Innovation in the Community College Award for Innovation of the Year


  • Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society, initiated 4/2005)

Stuart Barbier, Professor

Courses Taught: (Click on a course to see a sample syllabus.)


How to Contact Dr. Barbier:

Stuart Barbier has taught at Delta College since 1998. Prior to that, he taught composition at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne and Lansing Community College, and he taught English as a second language at Michigan State University, Sakushin Gakuin (including university, junior college, and high school divisions in Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan), and at a junior high school in Morioka, Iwate, Japan.

Teaching English is a second career for him. His undergraduate degree is in economics and management with a concentration in computer science, which he put to use as a senior analyst for an Ohio bank, prior to which he had internships at The Options Institute (Chicago Board Options Exchange), Arthur Andersen & Company, Burroughs Corporation, and the Dow Chemical Company. After working for a couple of years at the bank, he decided that machine and numbers-focused jobs were unrewarding. Fortunately, an opportunity to live in Japan introduced him to the joys and rewards of teaching, after which he returned to school to study English. A graduate assistantship at the Michigan State University Writing Center contributed to his interest in composition.

When he is not at Delta, he can often be found working on his circa 1892 home in Bay City or in its extensive gardens with his family.



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