Faculty Bio

Janice Barrett, Ed.D.Chair of Communication; Professor of Communication Office: Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts
Tel: 617-243-2062
Email: jbarrett@lasell.edu

Department: Communication

Degrees: M.Ed, Ed.D, Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University; M.S., Mass Communication, Boston University; B.S. English/Education, Boston College

Janice Barrett's research focuses on conflict resolution strategies and political communication. She has published her research in scholarly journals and presented her findings at several international communication conferences.

From 1994 -1997, Janice Barrett served as a Founding Educational Co-Chair, with Professor Emeritus Marvin Kalb, of the Institute on the Media and American Democracy at Harvard University. The Institute, which was supported by the Knight Foundation, was jointly sponsored by the Joan Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Janice was Associate Professor at Boston University, College of Communication, and Founding Director of "Communication, Conflict and the Media," the Boston University Summer Program in Dublin, Ireland. During the 2003-2004 academic year, she was Fulbright Scholar in Residence at Dublin City University in Ireland, where she taught in the graduate Journalism Program and conducted research focused on the media coverage of the conflict and peace process in Northern Ireland. Following her return from Ireland, she was appointed Associate Dean at Quinnipiac University, School of Communications in Hamden, CT.

Since 2001, Janice has served on the Board of Judges for the Profiles in Courage essay of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Since 2004, she has been invited each year to serve as one of four peer reviewers nationwide who judge applications for the Senior Scholar Fulbright Awards in Communication and Journalism. She is an active member, reviewer and program planner for the Peace and Conflict Commission of the National Communication Association. She has also served as Director of Communication for two New England college presidents.

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