Department of Teaching & Learning

Barbara Morganfield

Clinical Professor

Ed.D., Vanderbilt University
3101 University Blvd
Suite 345
Dallas, 75205
Box 455
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Barbara Morganfield began her career at SMU in 1997, teaching in what was then the Center for Teacher Preparation. She serves as a clinical associate professor teaching a variety of courses in the undergraduate and graduate teacher education program with an emphasis on teaching methods, instructional planning, 21st Century Skills, and diversity.

Dr. Morganfield earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Supervision and a Masters of Education in Program and Staff Development from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Prior to coming to SMU, she taught business and psychology in public and private middle and high schools in South Dakota and Texas. She has served as a consultant for a local school district as they moved toward developing more globally competent teachers and learners and enjoys serving as the technology liaison for faculty in the department as they integrate technology and other 21st Century Skills into their teaching.

Barbara’s passion for teaching and learning carries over to other areas of the university as she works as a program specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence at SMU. She also is actively involved on several university boards, department and school committees.


Morganfield, B. (2011). Managing work with technology. In Lesson Exemplars. The English Language Arts Collaborative at the University of Texas at Austin. Retrieved from

Springer, Ken; Morganfield, Barbara; Diffily, Deborah. “Actual versus preferred classroom experience among secondary teachers and their students”.  American Secondary Education, Spring, 2007, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p17-35

Levy, J., Wubbels, T., Brekelmans, M., Morganfield, B.  Language and cultural factors in students’ perceptions of teacher communication Style”. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. Vol. 21, No. 1, February, 1997.

Levy, Jack; Wubbels, Theo; Brekelmans, Mieke; Morganfield, Barbara. (1995). Language and cultural factors in students' perceptions of teacher communication style. In Darrel L. Fisher (Ed.), The Study of Learning Environments (pp. 124-  140). Australia