Board Member

Brooke Barnett

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Butler University; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors

Brooke Barnett is interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Butler University. Previously, she was dean of the College of Communication at Butler, and associate provost for academic and inclusive excellence at Elon University, where she also served as a faculty member in the school of communications. Earlier, she taught at Indiana University and worked as a television news director, reporter, and award-winning documentary producer. Barnett regularly publishes and presents on media, inclusion, and leadership in higher education and her monographs and co-edited books include Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (2016), An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age (2011), The Press and Terrorism: An Uneasy Relationship (2009), Multidisciplinary Approaches to Communication Law Research (2006), Media Coverage of Crisis: The War on Terror and the Wars in Iraq (2005), and “Threatening and guilty: Visual bias in television news” (2003). She earned a bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College in Kentucky, a master’s degree in journalism, and a PhD in mass communication at Indiana University–Bloomington.