Alison Barton, PhD
Dr. Barton received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Kentucky. She continued her academic career at Northern Illinois University with an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in School Psychology. She worked as a school psychologist in the Henderson County, KY school district for three years.
Dr. Barton is one of the first twelve faculty to have been awarded an INtopFORM fellowship, a program designed to promote excellence in seeking, using and communicating diverse and often complex information. Within the College of Education, she serves as the coordinator for the EDFN program and as e-Learning Liaison, advising other faculty on the design and development of online courses. Additionally, she supports faculty by giving seminars on best teaching practices with a focus on integrating technology, as well as co-teaching a course for faculty on pedagogical strategies for teaching college-level courses.
Current research interests include college student adjustment, primarily regarding factors related to college student persistence, retention, and mental health outcomes.
Dr. Barton has two sons and a daughter and is a volunteer for the Kingsport Hunger Task Force, for which she developed and manages the Feed Kingsport website: http://feedkingsport.org.