Barb has been a staff member in the English department since October, 1998. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English from Idaho State University in May, 1998, and moving across the country, Barb joined the English department staff and enrolled in the English graduate program. While raising three teenagers over the course of nine years, she earned her master’s degree in English, Teaching of Writing and Literature. After finishing her graduate program, Barb embarked on a new adventure; she enrolled in massage school and became a licensed massage therapist. She is currently working on a second master's degree at GMU, this on in Nutrition Science.
Barb is mother and grandmother. She enjoys spending time with her kids and grandkids, reading (mostly nonfiction), learning about nutrition and health, growing vegetables, and painting.