Jeff Barnett is currently the Assistant Dean of Students at Stony Brook University, where he is responsible for community building initiatives, large scale programming, student crises response and case management, policy development, budget management and staff supervision. His experience includes leadership roles in both academic and student affairs, having served in roles related to Assessment, Professional Development, Strategic Planning, Residence Life, First Year Student Experiences programs, and Academic Advising. As Co-chair of the Assessment & Strategic Planning Team for the Division of Student Affairs, Mr. Barnett is charged with linking strategic planning to the assessment of student learning and departmental operational outcomes among different departments across the division. He has published and presented widely at national and local conferences on a myriad of topics. Mr. Barnett holds an MA in Higher Education Administration from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and BS in psychology from Stony Brook University. His doctoral research interests broadly center on issues of educational policy and inequality, educational achievement of low-income students, affirmative action, community development and early childhood education. Mr. Barnett teaches HEA 504, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.