Senior Lecturer, School of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management

University Core Director for Online and Off-Campus Programs



  • UNIV 2001 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • UNIV 2002 Global Issues
  • EDUC 6607 Diagnosis of Reading Problems
  • EDUC 6666 Supervised Prac./Corr. of Reading Problems
  • EDUC 6609 Supervised Practicum in Reading
  • ENGR. 2210 Technical Communications
  • SPCH 1155 Public Speaking
  • COMM 2101 Professional Communications
  • HUMN 4210 Violence and Culture Ent./Film/TV/Video Games


  • Global Issues and diversity across cultures
  • Differentiated teaching and curriculum for all learners especially in the Online arena
  • Support for students in K to 12 and Higher Ed with learning difficulties (reading and writing support)
  • Support for Second language learners.


  • BA, Fairleigh Dickinson University K to 12 French Education and K to 8 Elementary Education
  • MA, Glassboro State College Reading Specialist
  • MA, Rowan College, Educational Administration
  • EdD, Argosy University in Curriculum

Academic Profile

Michele Barto taught K to 12 formerly for twenty-five years in the Atlantic City Public Schools. During that time she also taught ESL at the Atlantic Community College to Adult learners for several years. She utilized her training as a Reading Specialist to write K to 12 curriculum for Atlantic City Schools. Since her retirement from the school district, she moved into Higher Education full time. First as an Adjunct online for Walden University in the Masters in Reading program for teachers where she taught the entire program to online students. She also taught Methods of teaching ESL And Elementary at Richard Stockton College and joined Fairleigh Dickinson when it came to Atlantic City as part of the Community College Partnership. She became an Adjunct and was housed in the International School of Hospitality. Five years later she was brought on as a Senior Lecturer. Currently, she holds that position and is also University Core Director for Online and Offcampus programs. She also teaches as an Adjunct in the College of Education in the Master of Arts Reading Specialist program for the Community College Partnership. She presents workshops to support instructors and school districts on topics for improvement for struggling readers and writers, online instruction strategies, and support for Second Language Learners. For the past three summers, she has also taught in the GMEO partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson in Chengdu, China.

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