Boston University News Release

7th December, 2001

Dr. Janice Barret Promoted to Associate Professor by Boston University

Boston, Mass. Boston University announces the promotion of Dr. Janice Barrett to associate professor in the College of Communication. Her new position reflects Dr. Barrett's professional excellence, quality in teaching and service to the community and University over the past seven years.

Dr. Barrett teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in negotiations and conflict resolution, organizational communication, media relations, writing for communication, contemporary mass communication and corporate public relations. Her research interests include the impact of new technologies on organizational communication, Channel One television in schools and communication strategies for conflict resolution.

Dr. Barrett has nearly three decades of professional experience in communications, education, policy formulation and politics. Currently, she co-chairs with Marvin Kalb the Institute on the Media and American Democracy at Harvard University. She serves as the vice-chair of the Peace and Conflict Commission which is a division of the National Communication Association. Dr. Barrett is also a member of the advisory board for the New York Times Learning Network. A former teacher's association president in Wellesley, Massachusetts, she is active in local, state and national political campaigns. Prior to joining the Boston University faculty, Dr. Barrett served as the director of communication for Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Barrett holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Boston College; a master of science degree in mass communication from Boston University; and an master of education and a doctorate from Harvard University.

Dr. Barrett's son, Michael J. Barrett, is a 1993 Babson College graduate and is senior vice president for Tucker Anthony Company in Wellesley, Masssachusetts. Her former husband Peter C. Barrett is deceased.

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