Amy Barnes

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Associate Professor-Clinical, Department of Educational Studies
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies

Program Area: Higher Education and Student Affairs

(614) 247-4925

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  • BA, Sociology, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • MA, Higher Education and Student Affairs, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ed.D., Educational Policy and Leadership, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

Selected Publications

  • Barnes, A. C. (2021). Can leadership assessments do harm? Considerations for the ethical use of assessments in leadership development. In M. L. Shankman & R. A. Gigliotti (Eds.), Special Issue: Using inventories and assessments to enhance leadership developmentNew Directions for Student Leadership, 2021(170), 47–59.
  • Barnes, A.C. (2021). Applying a critical lens: Why can’t women just lean in? In J. M. Pigza, J. E. Owen, & Associates (Eds.), Women and leadership development in college: A facilitation resource (pp.105–109). Stylus. 
  • Duran, A., Bitton, A., & Barnes, A. C. In press. Mobilizing critical perspectives on leadership: Narratives of early-career professionals’ self-efficacy in translating leadership theory to practice. College Student Affairs Journal Special Issue: Scholarly Practice in Student Affairs, 40(2), 33–46. 
  • Mayhew, M. J., Selznick, B. S., Zhang, L., Barnes, A. C., & Mangia, S. (2021). Teaching innovation capacities in undergraduate leadership courses: The influence of a short-term pedagogical intervention. The Journal of Higher Education, (92)6, 877–896. 
  • Barnes, A. C. (2020). Higher Education and Student Affairs: Applying Expertise in Student Leadership Development and the Collegiate Context. In Matthew Sowcik & Susan Komives, (Eds)., New Directions for Student Leadership: How academic disciplines approach leadership development, 2020(165), 99–112. 
  • Mayhew, M. J., Selznick, B. S., Zhang, L., Barnes, A. C., & Staples, B. A. (2018). Examining curricular approaches to developing undergraduates’ innovation capacities. Journal of Higher Education90(4), 563–584.
  • Barnes, A., Olson, T.H., & Reynolds, D.J. (2018). Teaching power as an inconvenient but imperative dimension of critical leadership development. New Directions for Student Leadership159, 77–90. 
  • Dugan, J.P., Turman, N., & Barnes, A. (2017). Leadership theory: A facilitator’s guide for cultivating critical perspectives. Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Metcalf, M. & Barnes, A. (2015). Innovative leadership workbook for college students. Integral Publishers.
  • Barnes, A. & Larcus, J. (2015). Positive psychology as a framework for leadership development in recreation and sport. New Directions for Student Leadership147, 77–87. 
  • Foubert, J., Nixon, M., Sission, V, & Barnes, A. (2005). A longitudinal study of Chickering and Reisser's vectors: Exploring gender differences and implications for refining the theory. Journal of College Student Development46(5), 461–471.