MS, University of Colorado Boulder; MS, Central Michigan University; BS, Wayland Baptist University

Research Interests

Multiservice/converged network design; test engineering; quality of service; network implementation; network reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS)


Timothy D. Barker has more than three decades of professional experience in the telecommunications industry. He is a manager with Oracle, where he leads a department focused on network design and implementation of next-generation telecommunications solutions. Previously, Barker worked at Cisco Systems Inc. and Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., and he served nine years in the U.S. Air Force. Barker’s experience spans a diverse range of technologies that include data networks, enterprise telephone systems, digital switching, signaling, and transmission systems. Barker is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Phoenix, teaching classes in network analysis, architecture, and design; multimedia networking; systems development; software engineering; and project management.