Joseph BarbrauEducation

EdD, Boston University; MEd, BS, Northeastern University

Research Interests

Higher education management; organizational psychology; organizational analysis; leadership and organizational change; downsizing issues in organizations; experiential education management; human resource management


Dr. Barbeau is an independent consultant and owner of Maine-based Highliner Training and Consulting. A contributing faculty member in Walden’s PhD in Management program, he is also a professor emeritus of Northeastern University in Boston, where he held a variety of academic and administrative positions during a 33-year career, including tenured, full professor of educational administration; dean of one of the graduate schools; and dean of Career Development Services. Most recently, he served as dean and director of the university’s Cooperative Education Research Center, where he directed a federally funded training center. Dr. Barbeau is the recipient of many awards in the field of education. In 1998, in honor of Northeastern’s 100th anniversary, his alma mater named him one of “100 Who Left Their Mark.” He has made presentations at more than 100 professional association conferences, both nationally and abroad. Since joining Walden in 1992, he has mentored doctoral management students, served on more than 100 dissertation committees, and taught online courses in management, research methods, and adult learning.