College of Education & Human Services

Denny Barr, Ed.D.

Denny Barr, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

Office: Horrabin Hall 115Q
Phone: 309-255-9924
Email: DH-Barr@wiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Barr is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Illinois University and is also the Graduate Program Coordinator for the M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Principal Endorsement programs in the Educational Studies Department. Dr. Barr teaches courses in educational leadership to aspiring principals on the Macomb and Quad Cities Campuses. His research interests include all aspects of rural education, with a particular focus on the college choice processes of rural high school students. In addition to rural education, Dr. Barr is interested in school based administrator autonomy, teams in organizations, and local literacy versus national standards. Dr. Barr is a former middle and high school mathematics and social studies teacher in North and South Carolina, and also an elementary and middle school assistant principal and principal in North Carolina.