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Betsy Barefoot

Betsy Barefoot

Betsy Barefoot is a native of North Carolina. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Duke University and master's and doctoral degrees in higher education from the College of William and Mary. Currently, she serves as senior scholar for the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education in Brevard, North Carolina. In her work at the Institute, Barefoot has been directly involved in the development of instruments and strategies to evaluate and improve the first college year and has conducted seminars on the first-year experience across the United States and worldwide, as well as assisted other colleges and universities in implementing and evaluating first-year programs. She serves as co-editor for the Jossey-Bass periodical, New Directions for Higher Education and edited its 2008 volume, The First Year and Beyond: Rethinking the Challenge of Collegiate Transition. Further, she has authored and co-authored numerous other publications, including the 2005 Jossey-Bass books, Achieving and Sustaining Institutional Excellence for the First Year of College and Challenging and Supporting the First-Year Student: A Handbook for the First Year of College. Prior to joining

the Gardner Institute, Barefoot served for 11 years as codirector for Research and Publications at the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina (USC). In this position, she engaged in ongoing research and publishing on first-year programming in American higher education. While at USC, she also served as a clinical faculty member in USC's College of Education and taught graduate courses in Principles of College Teaching, Contemporary Trends and Issues in Higher Education, a special topics seminar on The First-Year Experience, and the University 101 first-year seminar. Barefoot is married to another scholar of the first-year experience, John N. Gardner. The BGs, as they are known in their neighborhood, reside in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina.


 

 



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