About Me

At My DeskAs director of graduate studies at Trinity College, I have an opportunity to put some of my ideas about higher education and communication into practice. In addition, providing copywriting and consulting services to businesses, colleges, and not-for-profit organizations has given me a chance to learn new skills and methods of persuasion. All of this is fun, scary, and challenging!
All views expressed in posts on this blog are strictly my own and not those of Trinity College, its administrators, faculty, or students.
A few biographical facts:
  • Currently Director of Graduate Studies at Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
  • Live in Manchester, CT, with my wife, Jenny, and a rescued greyhound
  • Together, Jenny and I operate Barnett Copywriting & Consulting
  • Formerly taught religious studies and served as Academic Vice President at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY
  • Ph.D. from University of Chicago (Divinity School)
  • B.A. in English from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN
  • Professional interests include higher education policy and practice, marketing strategies for various organizations, communication.
  • Personal interests include politics, current events, literature, music, traveling, long walks with my greyhound, and dancing

One more thing: The photo above is of Wabash College in 1909. It was taken by Charles F. Bowden and submitted by him to the Library of Congress. The larger building just left of center  is Center Hall where I first encountered the writings of Ernest Hemingway. When George Plimpton asked Hemingway in 1958 what had stumped him and caused him to revise the end of A Farewell to Arms 39 times, he quipped, “Getting the words right!” I have always considered that an apt summary of every writer’s challenge. Hence, the title of this blog.

To send me a private email message, please use the Contact Me page on my website at Barnett Copywriting & Consulting.