Doctorial Portfolio


About Dr. James A. Barnes, Jr.

    Dr. James A. Barnes, Jr. has always had an interest for solving problems and thinking of ways to make situations better.  It comes to no surprise the career path that he has chosen involves teaching and learning which he enjoys.  Dr. Barnes has earned several degrees from Wayne State University.  Dr. Barnes was employed with Detroit Public Schools District for over 20 years.  Dr. Barnes has taught computers and mathematics during those years.  In this capacity, Dr. Barnes has been a strong resource to students providing interactive lessons along with technology integration.  Also, he demonstrated and supported his staff and administration with strategies to implement and integrate various technologies into their classrooms.  Dr. Barnes completed his doctoral program in Instructional Design and Technology from The University of Memphis to further design and develop innovative instructional programs and motivate learners.  Dr. Barnes is currently developing instructor-led and web-based training for engineers.  Also, Dr. Barnes is delivering instruction, speaking, and mentoring to future instructional designers.

        B.S. in Elementary Education
                 Wayne State University
                 Certified K-8th / Major: Mathematics
       M.Ed. in Instructional Technology
                  Wayne State University
                  Concentration:  Performance Improvement and Training

       Ed. Spec. in Instructional Technology
                   Wayne State University
                   Concentration:  Interactive Technologies

       Grad. Cert. in Online Teaching and Learning
                   Wayne State University

        Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology
                    The University of Memphis