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Susan Barnes



  • Higher Ed: Education, Researcher, Evaluator 


Since 1985, Barnes Technologies International, LLC (BTILLC) has served as a third-party evaluator for projects funded by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education, including the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant for Purdue University and No Child Left Behind Improving Teacher Quality grants (Title II) for James Madison University and Mary Baldwin College. Other program evaluation projects include Ford Motor Companys targeted technology training programs, Federal Administration for Children and Families Early Learning Opportunity Act (ELOA) grant, and the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Partnership Grants. BTILLC is led by Drs. James L. and Susan K. Barnes.

Susan K. Barnes, PhD is an associate professor in the College of Education at James Madison University, where she has served as an educational program coordinator, University Honors Program Liaison, and Faculty Liaison for Augusta County Public Schools. Dr. Barnes has an earned Masters degree in Educational Studies from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Ph.D. in Assessment and Measurement from James Madison University in Virginia. She has been a recurrent presenter at the Institute for Global Education Diplomacy and the Association for Constructivist Teaching. 


Program evaluation
Scale development
Elementary education
Teacher preparation 


Barnes, S. K. (2015). Assessing young childrens learning in STEM activities. In O. N. Saracho (Editor), Contemporary perspectives in early childhood education. . Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Barnes, S. K., & Burchard, M. S. (in press). Utility of the multi-tiered instruction self-efficacy scale in assessing needs and short-term gains of pre-service teachers for multi-tiered instruction. Teacher Education & Practice, 28 (4).