Robert Barnett is dean of the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint. He is also a professor of rhetoric and composition in the Department of English. Barnett previously served as associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.
He has published academic articles on classroom theory and practice, writing program administration, writing center administration, and most recently on general education reform. He also has published three books in the areas of writing center administration, writing across the curriculum theory and practice, and general education reform. Barnett is also the co-author of an original musical play on the life of American poet Allen Ginsberg.