College of Management and Technology
Dr. Barbeau has been with Walden University since early 1992, currently in the PhD in Management Program serving students in Leadership & Organizational Change and Knowledge & Learning Management. His doctorate is in the Administration of Higher & Adult Education. While at his former university, Northeastern University in Boston, he taught courses for 33 years in: educational management; group dynamics; adult education; human relations training; leadership; and organizational behavior and served as Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. At other times, Dr. Barbeau served as Dean of Career Development and as Director of the Cooperative Education Research and Training Centers. On the occasion of Northeastern's 100th Anniversary, he was named as one of the "100 Who Left Their Mark." Since retiring early from Northeastern, he has managed his own consulting firm, Highliner Training & Consulting, which provides training and consulting in the above mentioned fields as well as in Grant Proposal Development & Funding and Emergency Medical Services Instructor Training. Dr. Barbeau also provides expert witness services to attorneys on college administration, dismissals, tenure violations, downsizing issues, and outplacement services. At Northeastern University, at Walden, and at other universities, he has supervised over 230 dissertations and has served (and continues to serve) on other dissertation committees. Since Walden was nothing BUT KAMs when he joined, he continues to work with KAM-based students and has corrected hundreds of KAMs. One of the Milestones that he has taught at residencies is "Demystifying The KAM Process." Others are on "Dissertation Research & Design, and Research Methods," Therefore his "forte" is KAMs and Dissertations. He has published three college textbooks, has written two historical books, and a number of journal articles in the field of college administration and/or career development. Dr. Barbeau also spent some 17 years in the US Army Reserves and attained the rank of major. Most recently, Dr. Barbeau served as a consultant on a Volunteer Leadership Institute for AARP and is in his 63nd consecutive year of teaching.