Derek Lee Barton, Ph.D.


bartonDr. Barton earned his doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. He is a playwright, performance artist, teacher, and scholar with expertise in English as a Second Language, literature, drama, German, humanities, test preparation, and adult education. Dr. Barton has brought his performance training to the classroom at Florida State University, Northwestern University, DePaul University, and in the Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Barton is an award-winning educator. He has also directed, produced, and collaborated on numerous performance projects, as well as a series of workshops in the Czech Republic on Holocaust education.

At Academe, Dr. Barton teaches history, literature, and drama.
Dr. Barton moved from Chicago to teach at Academe.