A True Underdog: The Contributions of Professor D. Barry Lumsden to Teacher Development in Higher Education
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-1-January-2007
People love stories about real-life underdogs who overcome insurmountable odds to achieve success.
This article chronicles one such underdog in the truest sense of the word. As one of the privileged
students to have had the opportunity to study under Dr. Lumsden, this paper is written as a tribute to the
contributions of D. Barry Lumsden to the contemporary practice of Higher Education. Lumsden has
developed numerous teachers in the field of higher education. The information for this paper was
obtained through personal interviews with Lumsden, correspondence with his former students and
firsthand experiences as his student. Lumsden and I maintain a great friendship and I continue to be
mentored by him both professionally and personally.