Education faculty

Barbara Top, Ed.D.

Lecturer in Education

Ed.D., University of South Dakota
Ed.S., Drake University
M.A., Augustana College
B.S., Augustana College

barbara@nwciowa.edu

Profile

Professor Top has doctorates in educational administration—with an emphasis in special education—and in curriculum and instruction. She also has a master's degree in special education and a bachelor's degree in elementary education. In addition to teaching at Northwestern, Morningside, Dordt and Central colleges, she has served as a supervisor and consultant in special education for Region 4 of the Northwest Area Education Agency in Sioux Center, Iowa; as an administrator of a residential treatment program in Illinois; and as a program manager and associate director of Hope Haven, an organization that serves people with disabilities in the Midwest.


Professional experience

  • Assistant Professor of Education, Northwestern College
  • Visiting Lecturer, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Supervisor and Consultant in Special Education, AEA #4, Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Administrator of Residential Treatment for Children, Elim Christian School, Palos Heights, Illinois
  • Program Manager and Associate Director, Hope Haven, Rock Valley, Iowa
  • Associate Professor of Education, Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Curriculum Consultant and Program Coordinator, Christian Opportunity Center, Pella, Iowa
  • Visiting Lecturer, Central College, Pella, Iowa