Dr. Deborah Barnett

Dr. Deborah Barnettall oversees services for Southern Illinois University’s (SIU) growing ‘non-traditional’ student population which includes parenting students.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in workforce education and development from SIU Carbondale. Her publications, presentations, and research focus primarily on issues related to adult and non-traditional student motivation, recruitment, and persistence.