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

Ed BarkerCore Faculty – School Counseling



  • Ph.D. in Education, University of Iowa
  • D. Min. in Pastoral Counseling, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.S. in Counseling, Fort Hays State
  • M.S. in Counseling, Fort Hays State




Licenses and Certifications

  • PreK-12 School Counseling License – Virginia
  • HS-BCP – Human Services – Board Certified Practitioner


Edgar E. Barker is currently Professor of Counseling in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University, where he has served as a full-time faculty member since 2003. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from the University of Iowa in 1990, and a Doctor of Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2015. He also holds graduate degrees from Oxford University in England, Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, and is ABD in a Ph.D. 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 2 disparate Master 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. His publications include Online Therapy: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Health Crisis in the British Journal of Guidance and Counseling and articles on School Counseling, Pedophilia, and Forgiveness in Clinton and Hawkins’ The popular encyclopedia of Christian counseling. He lived and worked in Scandinavia for 18 years, and his primary areas of interest are in Crisis and Trauma.

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