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Carole Barnett

Dr. Carole Barnett

Professor of Humanities


Email address  cbarnet@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7382
Office location  Council Bldg., 115


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • B.A., Florida State University


I have been with Jacksonville University  since 1998. I received my Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University .  I have always been passionate about the Humanities, and I love teaching at Jacksonville University. The campus is incredible as are the professors and students. It is a true community! I have always been interested in the arts, culture, and other peoples and have fulfilled this love through international travel. I have travelled extensively throughout Europe and spent my sabbatical in the Middle East studying ancient Arabic culture. I feel that incorporating these experiences  into the classroom is enriching. Some summers I take my students on a study abroad experience whether it is touring the ancient archaeological ruins of Italy and Greece or exploring castles and other medieval sites in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Our Departmental study Abroad or Study Away courses also fulfill the core curriculum requirement for HUM credit.

Courses Taught

--Ancient Cultures
--Medieval/Renaissance Cultures
--Culture and Diversity in the Middle East
--Medical/Healthcare Humanities
--Other special topics courses

The Humanities Department encourages our majors to participate in the JU campus community. There are many resources for student success and all majors are encouraged to present their research at the JU Research Symposium or other venues.

Please feel free to drop by our offices anytime! Dr. Owens and I are always excited to welcome new students who may want to hear more about this exciting program.


Dr. Carole Barnett, has been involved in the JU and local community and scholarship initiatives for over 20 years. See Curriculum Vitae

Brief Overview of accomplishments:

  • One of the first Professors at JU to be awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities Grant (NEH). She received 2nd award and was a Resident Scholar at the University of Chicago in Arabic and Islamic History
  • Served on the Board of the First Coast Scholars Program for Duval County
  • One of three JU faculty Seminar Leaders for the inaugural First Coast Scholars Program, providing intensive, seminars for Duval County public school teachers through the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership.
  • Partnered with Princeton University and Harvard Universities for enriching summer seminars for Duval Teachers
  • Served on Board of World Affairs Council of Jacksonville promoting educational seminars and helped to develop programs for Duval County Schools to provide a Global understanding curriculum of World Affairs.
  • Jacksonville University Scholarship for Teaching and Learning Research
  • Chaired or served on numerous Jacksonville University Committees and initiatives such as the Women’s History Month, Student Life Committees
  • Developed many summer abroad initiatives to compliment classroom courses such as summer abroad trips and archaeological field studies in Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, Switzerland
  • Awarded sabbatical and research funds for Arabic studies in United Arab Emirates and initiated a Middle East Studies Minor
  • Dr. Barnett supports the Greek life community at JU and is a member and Faculty Academic advisor for Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.