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Laura Barnett

Laura Barnett

Assistant Professor

College of Education

“I have the opportunity to work with teachers across the state to improve the leadership in schools that impact communities and young people. In public school, you only impact that one school and community. I love the collegiality in the College of Education and the culture on campus.” - What excites you most about being part of the Austin Peay community?
  • Bachelor of Science, APSU English and Business
  • Master of Arts, APSU Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education Specialist, APSU Administration and Supervision
  • Doctorate, Trevecca Nazarene University Leadership and Professional Practices
  • 10 years - high school English teacher
  • 18 years - middle school principal
  • 6 years - adjunct APSU
  • 3.5 years - tenure track APSU
  • At-risk students
  • Teacher attrition
  • School leadership
  • Barnett, L., Bruster, B., & Lee, A. (2022). Educational Leadership: Authentic Case Studies for Today's School Leaders. Kendall Hunt.
  • Barnett, L, Bruster, B., & Lee, A. (2022). Virtual Coaching: Empowering Future Leaders. National Social Science Association. 10(1),118-126. https://www.nssa.us/journals.htm
  • Allen, L. & Barnett, L. (2021). Increasing inclusiveness through collaborative partnerships. In P. Chandler, and L. Barron (Eds), Rethinking School-University Partnerships: A New Way Forward. Information Age Publishers.
  • Allen, L, & Barnett, L. (2020). Leveling the Playing Field: Increasing General Educator’s Special Education Knowledge. SRATE Journal. 29(2), 1-9.