Barbara Throop started as a consultant for Hope in December 2013 and was hired in July 2014.  Her responsibilities include client communication, questionnaire writing, data input, data analysis and compiling reports for Hope College and off-campus customers. Barbara also worked at the Frost Research Center from 1995–2002.


  • M.S., educational psychology: research and evaluation with an emphasis in statistics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994
  • B.S., early childhood education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1990

Outside the College

Barbara has been married since 1998 and is the mom to four children: three boys and a girl. She enjoys camping, kayaking and snowmobiling.

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