Meet Dr. Kristine Barnett
Dr. Barnett brings a wealth of experience in the higher education world, both as a faculty member and as an academic administrator. In her role as the Dean and Director of the WELL and Campus Theme Programs, foundational learning and experiential initiatives for all undergraduate students, she is responsible for creating, implementing, and overseeing all aspects of these unique programs.
Previously, Dr. Barnett coordinated all aspects of the campus-wide writing portfolio program at Saint Joseph College. In this role, she trained faculty to assess and monitor portfolios and other assessment activities, counseled and advised students regarding their portfolios and program progress, tutored undergraduate and graduate students, served as a writing associate for many courses across the curriculum and developed and taught composition and professional communications courses.
Dr. Barnett has worked at Johnson and Wales University where she managed the Graduate School’s Professional Communication Center and served as an adjunct faculty member and graduate school tutor. She also developed and implemented programs within the Graduate School’s Professional Communications Center. At the John Hazen White School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Barnett served as a faculty member teaching courses across the communications area, managed the institution’s service learning program and worked with students to complete their writing portfolios. Dr. Barnett also has extensive business experience having worked within the marketing communications area for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut and HealthRight, Inc.
Dr. Barnett is a frequent conference presenter and is the author of Unlocking the Doors to College and Career Success and Leading College Writing Centers into the Future: Strategies for Survival and Sustainability. She received her bachelor of arts from Russell Sage College; master of arts from Central Connecticut State University; and her doctorate in education from Johnson and Wales University.
Dr. Kristine Barnett
Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Director, WELL and Campus Theme Programs