Leda Barnett, PhD
Professor and Program Head of Political Science, Honors Program Director
Political Science, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
- PhD   The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Political Science, 2001
- Master of Arts   Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, Political Science (Research Methods), 1993
- Bachelor of Arts   Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, Political Science (Spanish & Foreign Languages), 1991
Climate Reality Leadership Corps Global Training, Climate Reality Leader position awarded on July 26, 2020, DREAM Zone training and certification on how to support and advocate for our undocumented students, March 2019, Our Lady of the Lake University, Bexar County Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar 2008-present
American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, Southwest Council of Latin American Studies, Southwestern Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, National Collegiate Honors Council
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Barnett, Leda. "Service-Learning as a Tool for Increasing Political Efficacy and Civic Engagement at a Hispanic-Serving Institution". Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 17, 3, 151- 167.
Barnett, Leda. "Causes of Environmental Risk Inequality and Environmental Justice in the Americas". Verbum Incarnatum, 5, 1, 39 -64.
Selected Publications in Refereed Proceedings
Barnett, Leda. (2020). Resource of the Week: How to Use Teams to Facilitate Small Group Work with Student Roles. APSA Educate, The American Political Science Association.
Barnett, Leda. "". Current Issues in Latinx Politics: The Role of Voting Rights and Redistricting in Political Equality, 2nd ed. XanEdu Publishers, 2019.
Barnett, Leda. "". Current Issues in Latinx Politics: The Role of Voting Rights and Redistricting in Political Equality. XanEdu Publishers, 2017.
Barnett, Leda. "". Guide to Voting Rights in the US. XanEdu Publishers, 2015.
McBroom, Lynn W., Anjoo Sikka, & Leda Bartlett Jones [Barnett]. "". Transition to College for Students with Visual Impairments. Mississippi State University: Technical Report for National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision. Mississippi State University, 1994.
Select Creative Activities
Voting Squad Captain, When We All Vote. Bear County Voter Deputization, Voter Registration Drives. Organized a group of 17 faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness about the importance of voting and to hold voter registration drives. Created media and FAQ handouts. Held campus events on January 27 and 30, and October 27 and 30th, 2020 2019-2020. campus and Westside
The Sustainability Conference. The Sustainability Conference. Collaborated on planning and attended first Sustainability Conference for Earth Day 2018 -2019. Our Lady of the Lake University and national speakers on panel
Rock the Vote. . planned and implemented campus-wide and community voter registration and education event, with candidate campaign representatives, and partnership with MOVE Texas and the OLLU Law and Politics Society 2018. campus and Westside
Vans to the Polls. . coordinated faculty and staff to provide rides to Las Palmas Library during early voting 2020, 2018,2016. campus and Westside
Barnett, Leda. (2020). Customizing Honors Admissions Strategies to Maximize Inclusion (Featured Presentation). The National Collegiate Honors Council National Annual Conference (Virtual) (peer reviewed). virtual, US. National
Barnett, Leda. (2020). The Role of Environmental Risk Inequality and Intersectionality in the Siting of US Immigrant Detention Centers. Western Political Science Association Annual Conference [conference cancelled due to pandemic]. Los Angeles, US. International
Barnett, Leda. (2019). Service-Learning as a Tool for Increasing Political Efficacy and Civic Engagement: Phase II. Western Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Diego, US. International
Barnett, Leda. (2017). Service-Learning as a Tool for Increasing Political Efficacy: Pilot Project Phase II. American Political Science Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, US. International
Barnett, Leda. (2012). Environmental Risk Inequality and Environmental Justice: A Comparison of Factors Explaining Injustice in the US and Mexico. Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, US. National
Awards and Recognitions
The Francine Fleming Endowed Award for Teaching Excellence, May 2017, Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award 2019 and 2015, Hearst Grant for conference presentations 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2019, At Home in the World Course Internationalization Grant 2018, Flashman Award for mentoring student research and projects 2018, University of Alabama Alumni Association Scholarship, Capstone International Program Center Scholarship (fully funded for living abroad in Guatemala), Phi Beta Delta Honor Society of International Scholars