Assistant Professor of English
Phone: ext. 2120
- Doctor of Letters, Humanities, Drew University, 2014.
- M.A., Liberal Studies/International Studies, City University of New York, 1995.
- B.A., cum laude, Program of Liberal Studies/Great Books, University of Notre Dame, 1985
Dr. Barnett joined the Centenary faculty in 1997, following ten years of teaching and administration of international educational exchange programs in Fukuoka, Japan, New York, and London. Interdisciplinary studies at the undergraduate and graduate level highlight interests in classical and multicultural literature. She teaches composition and rhetoric, children’s literature, and humanities, and coordinates the Centenary University chapter of the International English Honors Society. Dr. Barnett is also a founder and trustee of Ridge and Valley Charter School, an innovative K-8 public school in Blairstown, NJ, with a mission of ecological literacy and sustainability.
Dr. Barnett’s research interests include children’s and adolescent literature, alternative educational models, non-hierarchical governance, and policy and administration in public education. She is particularly committed to Writing and Thinking and Writing to Learn practices in her teaching and research.