Dr. Marlin C. Barber



Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PhD, United States History, 2011, University of Missouri
  • MA, United States History, 2005, University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • MS, Mass Communications, 1998, Murray State University
  • BA, History, 1996, Murray State University


  • HST 121: Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
  • HST 210: Writing II: Historical Inquiry
  • HST 345: Slavery in the Atlantic World
  • HST 536: History of Missouri

Research and professional interests

Dr. Barber is a historian of early and 19th century United States with particular interests in 19th century black American history and Southern and rural studies. His research to date centers on black radicalism and African American social institutions. He is currently working on forthcoming articles on enslaved and free African American radicals in mid-19th century Missouri; black public schools in post-Civil War Kentucky; and alcohol production, consumption, and culture in late-19th century Missouri.

Awards and honors

  • Clear Lake endowment scholarship, University of Houston, 2005
  • History Department Service Award, University of Houston, 2005