Brooke Barnett (PhD) is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Butler University. She has served in several academic leadership roles including Dean and Associate Provost.
Barnett was the founding director of the Elon Program for Documentary Production, chair of the faculty governing body, and Executive Director of the Sunshine Center of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition. Prior to her life as an academic, she worked as a journalist. She and Folklorist Tom Mould produced several documentaries on folklife topics including morel mushroom hunting, stonecarving, covered bridges, African-American stepping, euchre, the Miami Indian powwow, quilting, pottery, and blacksmithing.
Barnett’s 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), and Media Coverage of Crisis: The War on Terror and the Wars in Iraq (2005).