Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
kateb@uark.edu kbarnes


Kate graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in Sustainability and a minor in Environmental Studies.  Post-graduation, Kate moved to Northwest Arkansas to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer.  During her time with AmeriCorps, she worked with the City of Fayetteville’s Community Resources Division and Recycling and Trash Collection division promoting environmental education and helping distribute energy saving kits to low-income households in the area.  After finishing up her service term and working two seasons at Ozark Natural Science Center, Kate began the non-traditional teacher licensure program through the Arkansas Department of Education.  She taught middle school math and science for 5 years in the Northwest Arkansas area.  During her time teaching, she served on a several committees focused on math and science curriculum development and earned a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University.  Kate’s research interested include examining the equity of discipline systems in rural and urban schools and teacher resiliency and retention.

University of Arkansas - PhD in Education Policy (Anticipated 2025)

Arkansas State University - Master's of Educational Leadership

University of Tennessee - Bachelor's Sustainability, minor in Environmental Studies

Equity of discipline systems in rural and urban schools

Teacher resiliency and retention