Moraine Park's dean of students earns doctorate

by admin3. September 2009 19:00

Richard Barnhouse, dean of students at Moraine Park Technical College, recently earned his doctorate in leadership, learning and service from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.


Richard Barnhouse

Barnhouse’s dissertation was on “Leadership Formation and the Influence of Chaotic, Unpredictable Experiences  in the Growth and Development of Leadership.”


He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology/physical education from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, and a master’s degree sports administration from Central Michigan University.


Prior to joining Moraine Park in 2007, Barnhouse was the assistant campus dean for administrative services at the University of Wisconsin–Sheboygan.


With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Moraine Park is one of 16 colleges that make up Wisconsin’s technical colleges. Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses are also offered. For more information about Moraine Park, visit