Office of the Provost
Interim Provost Brooke Barnett
Brooke Barnett joined Butler in 2019 as the Dean of the College of Communication and Professor of Communication, and began serving as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on April 1, 2021.
Brooke earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies at Georgetown (Kentucky) College. She earned her Master of Arts in Journalism and doctorate in Mass Communication with a concentration in Law and Visual Communication at IU-Bloomington. Prior to her arrival at Butler, and in addition to her career as a teacher and scholar spanning more than 25 years, at Elon University Brooke served for nine years on the President’s senior cabinet, as Associate Provost for Academic and Inclusive Excellence, and as chair of the faculty governing body.
She is a board member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and is a faculty member at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes for women in higher education leadership.
Her monographs and co-written and co-edited books include Multidisciplinary Approaches to Communication Law Research (2006), Media Coverage of Crisis: The War on Terror and the Wars in Iraq (2005), The Press and Terrorism: An Uneasy Relationship (2009), An Introduction to Visual Theory and Practice in the Digital Age (2011), and Intersectionality in Action: A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (2016).