- 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.