Since 1989, Professor Barger has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in economics and finance. He originated the department's courses in financial institutions, international finance, and the economics of social issues. Professor Barger has also taught interdisciplinary seminars on the recent financial crisis, on money, and on modern Mexico. His current research interest is the financial crisis and its effects on the economics and finance disciplines as well as on the teaching of money and banking, a course he teaches on an annual basis.
In his associate dean and director roles, Professor Barger has oversight of academic support, institutional research, and institutional assessment and accreditation. He coordinated the College's most recent comprehensive self-study and has made presentations at the Higher Learning Commission on self study and assessment.Download CV
"Ten Years Toward a Culture of Assessment" with Fran Navakas, Caroline St. Clair, and Stephen Caliendo. Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, 2012.
"If We Had Only Known: Lessons from Coordinating a Self-Study" with Jonathan Pickering. Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting, 2011.
"Guanxi as a Real Option." 2003 Proceedings: Academy of Finance, pages 19-30.