Dr. Kerrin is a highly skilled educator and transformational leader with an extensive career marked by scholarly accomplishment and notable success in training and development initiatives across sectors, graduate and undergraduate instruction, mentoring, and program management. Her current projects in the UAE include providing strategic advising for a local education startYup company, and designing curricula in communications skills improvement for large firms in the tourism and infrastructure sectors.
Dr. Barrett also served in Afghanistan for three and a half years building much needed capacity in the education sector. Her projects included serving as a Senior Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Education’s Teacher Training Directorate, where she oversaw training of 100,000+ teachers and school principals, and as a Capacity Building Advisor in Helmand province for a new technical vocational school.
Dr. Barrett holds a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technology with a specialization in Distance Education, and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus in Technology in Education.