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Behavioral Health, Counselor, or Mental Health Professional

York, Pennsylvania, United States
January 21, 2018

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2006: Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Program emphasis in communication arts and sciences, specifically in health communication. Successfully passed oral defense August 7, 2006.

Other Degrees:

M.A., English, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.

B.A., English, York College, York, PA. (Minor: Speech Communication).

Summa cum laude (GPA: 3.97).

Counseling / Behavioral Therapy

January 2012 – Present: I have been a paid interpersonal communication/relationship counselor. With 6 years of experience, I am set to get my certification credentials this coming year.

April 2017 -- Present: Behavioral specialist consultant & mobile therapist for PCBH.

Currently working on BHL and LPC.

Diverse Teaching Experience

2017: Adjunct Professor, HACC, Lancaster, PA. I was hired to teach effective speaking as well as interpersonal communication and small group communication.

2016: Temporary Professor, Millersville University, Millersville, PA. I was hired for one term to fill in for a partial sabbatical leave to 200-level theory courses to communication majors.

2012 - 2016: Associate Professor, Baltimore City Community College, Baltimore, MD. I was hired to teach public speaking as well as work on the data collection and quantitative analysis for the self-study as part of the Middle States Accreditation review. I also taught English 101 and English 102 and ESL English courses.

2008-2012: Assistant Professor, Towson University, Towson, MD. I was hired to focus on the senior-level communication research (methods) course. I have taught a variety of courses in addition to the research methods course including introduction to communication theory, public speaking, organizational communication, interpersonal communication. I have sat on theses committees and have directed at least 20 independent studies to date.

2004-2008: Term Instructor--Renewable, The Pennsylvania State University, York, PA. I taught the business communication course and a senior-level course in in health communication that I developed. I also taught another senior-level course, gender roles in addition to small group communication and business communication.

Peer Reviewed Publications: Journal Articles and Book Reviews

Barnett, J. M. (2002). Review Note: Benjamin Crabtree & William Miller (Eds.) (1999). Doing Qualitative Research (2nd ed.). Forum: Qualitative Social Research [on-line journal],3(1). Available at: [Date of access: Month, Day, Year]

Barnett, J. M. (2002, November). Review Note: Michael Bloor, Jane Frankland, Michelle Thomas, & Kate Robson (2001). Focus Groups in Social Research [21 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research [On-line Journal], 3(4). Available at [Date of access: Month, Day, Year]

Barnett, J. M., & Miller, M. (2001). Adolescents’ reported motivations to use or not use alcohol or other drugs. The Social Studies, 92(5), 209-212.

Miller, M. A., & Barnett, J. M. (2004). “I’m not a druggie”: Adolescents’ ethnicity, identity, and normative beliefs about drug use. Health Communication, 16(2), 207-228.

Other Academic Publications

Barnett, J. M. (2002). Focus groups: Tips for beginners. Texas A&M University, T-Call (Texas Center for Adult Literacy and Learning Web site:


2010: Paper accepted to the Eastern Communication Association 2011 Meeting, Health Communication Division (Washington D.C.), Physician injunctive norms and patient excuses: a new model of doctor-patient talk.

2010: Paper accepted to the Eastern Communication Association 2011 Meeting, Interpersonal Communication Division (Washington D.C.), “You need to listen to me!”: physician normative behaviors in the doctor-patient relationship.

2008: Paper accepted to the Southern Communication Association 2008 Meeting, Education Division (Savannah, GA). A is for Apprehension: What Students Fear Most about Public Speaking.

2007: Paper presented at the National Communication Association 2007 Meeting, Technology Division (Chicago, IL). PowerPoint as Teaching Enhancement: The Good, Bad, and Everything in Between.

2005: Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association for the 2005 Meeting, Applied Communication Division (Pittsburgh, PA). From Sugar-free Recipes to Chocolate Jokes: Support Strategies Used in CMC and FtF Diabetes Support Groups

2005: Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association for the 2005 Meeting, Theory Division (Pittsburgh, PA). An Examination of Research Uses of the Focus Group.

2003: Barnett, J. M.., and Collins, M. E. National Communication Conference in Miami, FL. Paper presented, Informed parent training through the aid of parent educator focus group data. (November) Top 3 competitive papers.

2003: Barnett, J. M. Eastern Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C. Chair of panel and paper presented, Making lectures interesting in the basic course. (April)

2003: Barnett, J. M. Conference on Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in Athens, GA. Paper presented, “He said, she said”: A discourse analysis of relationship stories told by males and by females. (January)

2002: Barnett, J. M. National Communication Conference in New Orleans, LA. Paper

presented, The implementation of PPIP into residency education: The tobacco project.

(November). Top competitive papers.

2002: Barnett-Theodori, J. M. Conference on Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in Athens, GA. Paper presented, A discourse analysis of one person’s participation in a diabetes on-line support group. (January)

2002: Barnett-Theodori, J. M. Conference on Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in Athens, GA. Paper presented, Utilizing discourse analysis to understand patient goals in the medical interview: Two types of unexplored goals. (January)

2001: Barnett-Theodori, J. M. Conference on Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in Athens, GA.

Paper presented, Uncovering Patient Psychosocial Goals in the Health Visit. (January)

2001: Miller-Day, M. A., & Barnett-Theodori, J. M. Conference on Interdisciplinary Qualitative

Studies in Athens, GA. Paper presented, “I’m not a druggie”: Adolescents’ethnicity, identity, and normative beliefs about drug use. (January)

2000: Cameron, K., Silk, K., Afifi, W. A., & Barnett-Theodori, J. M. National Communication

Association in Seattle, WA. Paper presented, The doctor should…”: Patients’ expectations and goals regarding physician-patient interaction. (November)

2000: Barnett-Theodori, J. M. Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA. Paper presented, Communicating diversity: An interpretive study of the multicultural climate in a summer academic program. (April)

Research Experience and Grant Work

2002: Research Assistant, College of Education, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. I prepared background research for contract with Texas Education Association (TEA), conducted focus groups, transcribed and analyzed data, and wrote extensive reports as instructed by TEA. Publication on the TAMU website and one conference paper resulted from the study in addition to the contracted reports written for TEA.

2001: On-site project manager at the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley for PPIP (Putting Prevention into Practice) program funded by a TDH (Texas Department of Health) Grant awarded to Dr. Alicia M. Dorsey, Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. The purpose of the program has been to train residents in a specific prevention program, tobacco use cessation. My responsibilities have included training residents in the program, observing (through a video/camera room) resident-patient interactions to determine if more prevention talk has been incorporated in the medical encounter, and following-up with residents. I have also trained the nursing staff in the prevention program and will be collecting data this fall with patients, residents, clinic faculty members, nurses, and administrators in order to evaluate the impacts and effects of the PPIP program. I also have been taping resident-patient interactions at the clinic and have been evaluating residents on their communication skills, providing feedback to the preceptors. Medical evaluations from preceptors along with my communication evaluations are used to determine residents’ renewal for another year in the residency program. Additionally, I review the communication evaluations with residents and work with them to improve their patient interactions.

2000-01: Awarded Faculty Mini-Grant from Texas A&M University for $1,500 for “Physician-Patient Interactions and Patient Wishes: Communication as a Process for Uncovering and Accomplishing Patient Goals.” The purpose of this grant was to fund research assistants to help with the transcription of doctor-patient interactions that were audio recorded at the Bryan/College Station Scott & White Clinic.

Professional Memberships and Activities

2014 – Present • Member of the BCCC Working Conditions Committee

• Member of the BCCC General Education Committee

• Faculty advisor to BTE (Beyond Talented Entertainment) student club

2012 - Present • Member of the BCCC Judicial Affairs Committee

2008-2012 • Member of the Towson University Library Advisory Committee

• Member of the Graduate Faculty, Department of MCCS, Towson U

• Member of the Graduate Program, Department of MCCS, Towson U

• Member of the Assessment Committee, Department of MCCS, Towson U

• Member of the Undergrad Networking Committee, Dept of MCCS, Towson U

• Member of American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

• Member of AAUP’s Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Committee

• Supervisor of COMM 215 (Interpersonal Communication)

• Supervisor of COMM 480 (Research Methods)

2007-2008 • Co-Chair of Ad hoc committee to investigate communication apprehension at Kutztown University (KU)

• Member of search committee for health communication position at KU

• Member of search committee for intercultural communication position at KU

• Minutes (note-taker) for department meetings at KU

2006-2007 Faculty co-sponsor of the CAS (Communication Club) at PSU York.

2004-2005: • Member of the Institutional Review Board at Bloomsburg University; member and chair of the Communication Studies Department Human Subjects Committee.

• Member of the Communication Studies Department Curriculum Committee.

• Member of Union Public Relations Committee (elected position)

2003 – 2004: Co-sponsor of Speakeasies at SHSU, a social and intellectual group comprised mostly of speech communication majors whose goals include: promotion of public speaking as a form of social change and fundraising to support undergraduate presentation of papers at national and state communication conferences.

2002 – 2003: • Member of the speech communication M.A. proposal committee at SHSU, Department of Speech Communication.

• Member of search committee at SHSU, Department of Speech Communication, for new faculty member to begin in Fall of 2003.


Kimberly Lauffer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Bowling Green State University

School of Media & Communication

322 West Hall

Bowling Green, OH 43403-0001

Phone: 419-***-****

Fax: 419-***-****


Meloney E. Levy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Communication Studies Department

Morgan State University

1700 East Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21521

Phone: 443-***-****


Lowery A. Woodall III, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Department of Communication Studies and Theatre

Millersville University

Hash Building/Bassler Hall

Millersville, PA

Phone: 717-***-****


Virgie Mason, Assistant Professor

Department of English and Foreign Language

Baltimore City Community College

2901 Liberty Heights Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21210

Main Building, Room 155 B

Phone: 410-***-****


To Whom It May Concern:

I write this letter to recommend Jacqueline Barnett for the advertised position in your department.

As Jacqueline’s former supervisor about 8 years ago, I have reviewed her teaching evaluations and peer evaluation during her 1-year temporary appointment at Penn State University, York campus. Jacqueline’s quantitative student evaluations at Penn State were far above average and quite good, especially for the health communication course that has never been taught at this campus. Qualitative comments from her students included, “This was my favorite course at Penn State and I’m a senior” and “The course provided a comfortable atmosphere in which to learn and exchange ideas.”

Jacqueline’s peer evaluation by senior faculty member Leonard Berkowitz provided extremely positive feedback regarding her teaching style and interaction with students. His comments indicated that her preferred method of instruction is discussion combined with encouraging students to think and provide commentary on readings. Through PowerPoint, handouts, and probes, students were encouraged to think and comment on their reading assignments during his observation.

Jacqueline also has been working on several manuscripts despite her heavy teaching loads that she has been carrying at the community college. She is excited to get back to teaching at a 4-year institution and to doing the applied research she loves.

On a personal note, Jacqueline strikes me as a dedicated teacher and researcher with a positive outlook. I think she would work with others on committees and on projects. I strongly recommend Jacqueline for the academic position.


Joseph P. McCormick, 2nd

Former Director of Academic Affairs &

Associate Professor of Political Science

Penn State - York Campus


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