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Marie Barnes

Title: Instructor

Office: DM 381B

Phone: 305-348-3374

Email: mabarnes@fiu.edu

Specialty: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Education: BA, Florida International University, Psychology, 1994; MS, Florida International University, I/O Psychology, 1996; PhD, Florida International University, I/O Psychology, 1999

Department(s): Psychology

Marie Barnes is an Instructor and the Program Director for the Master's in Organizational Science Program.  Throughout her career, she has worked as an internal consultant and strategic business partner driving critical business outcomes for government and nonprofit organizations. 

Her areas of expertise include leadership coaching and development, training design and delivery, assessment and survey design, and change management.

Dr. Barnes’ most recent practitioner role was as a Senior Organizational Development Consultant with Human Resources at Baptist Health South Florida.  In this role, she worked as an internal consultant and strategic business partner driving critical business outcomes for the organization.  Dr. Barnes coordinated learning and development activities for leaders at all levels.  She also developed surveys and assessment tools to fulfill departmental needs and coached leaders at mid-level management level up to and including executive levels.

Prior to working at Baptist Health, Dr. Barnes was a Senior HR Analyst in the Selection and Assessment area of Human Resources at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).  In that role, she coordinated the selection process for Firefighter/Paramedic applicants and civilian applicants in the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services.  She was also responsible for the development and administration of the promotional processes for the departments within BSO.  Dr. Barnes also developed situational interview questions and job knowledge tests for various public safety civilian positions.

As a volunteer, Dr. Barnes teaches classes on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), listening skills, stages of faith development and effective communication as part of the Lay Ministry program for the Archdiocese of Miami. To teach these classes, she has visited various parishes throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties such as St. Bartholomew (Miramar), St. Hugh (Coconut Grove), St. Brendan (Westchester/Miami), and Mary Help of Christians (Parkland), among others. 

She lives in the Doral area with her husband, Jeff and their cats.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to girls’ night book club, yoga, spinning, and Zumba.

Areas of Expertise

Leadership Coaching/Development, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Training Design and Delivery, Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Assessment/Survey Design, Test Development and Administration, Change Management, and Action Planning

Dr. Barnes is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Select Conference Presentations

Barnes, M.  (2013, April). Leadership development for success at Baptist Health South Florida. In J. Jolton (Chair), Driving competitive advantage: What it means from an I-O perspective. Symposium/Forum conducted at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Andrews, T., & Barnes, M. (2010, April). Growing our own: Developing future leaders. In C. Jenkins (Chair), Weathering the storm:  Developing thriving leaders in a down economy. Symposium/Forum conducted at the meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.