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Ed Barker, Ph.D., D.Min.

Ed BarkerCore Faculty – School Counseling



  • Ph.D. in Education, University of Iowa
  • Ed.S. in Counseling, Ft. Hays State
  • M.S. in Counseling, Ft. Hays State


Born in Japan to U. S. military personnel, Dr. Barker has spent his life in a wide variety of locations. Prominent among these is the nearly 20 years he lived and worked in Sweden.

In addition to the degrees listed above, Dr. Barker holds a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, a master’s from Oxford University in England, two bachelor’s degrees from North Central University in Minnesota, and is ABD on a PhD from the University of Lund in Sweden.

He has served as a college counselor, Director of Counseling, Dean of Students, High School Counselor, Doctoral Program Director, ESL instructor overseas, Director of two disparate master’s level programs, University Department Chair, and teacher at the Middle School, High School, Community College, Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels in a number of areas and institutions.

Most recently he has served as a Residential Professor at Liberty University but has now returned to the area of School Counseling as a Core Faculty Professor, having served for a number of years as a School Counselor at a Virginia high school. His primary area of interest is in Crisis and Trauma.