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Carole Isom-Barnes , Ph.D.

  • Instructor , Graduate Faculty
  • Knight School of Communication

Dr. Carole Isom-Barnes is a graduate-level instructor in the Knight School of Communication. She previously taught business communication courses at the Queens' Hayworth College.

Dr. Isom-Barnes is concurrently an organizational change consultant with more than 25 years of Fortune 100 senior leadership experience in human resource, operations, risk, and strategic planning management. She is President of Xperience Leadership, LLC, which supports organizations in the midst of restructuring or merger-related change to create a sustainable operation.

Dr. Isom-Barnes' work focuses on people, process and technology and helps to eliminate duplication of services, consolidate technology and transition leader behaviors to create a shared culture. She balances the application of skill and knowledge with supporting core competencies to yield sustainable change.

Dr. Isom-Barnes is a frequent speaker and panelist at academic and professional conferences and has presented on topics, such as organizational leadership, social and economic disparities, and race and gender issues. Her research addresses the social, economic and personal impact of corporate layoffs. She is the author of Layoff: American Dream Interrupted, capturing three years of research. She is also the author of Unemployment Disparities: Employee Insight and Personal Perspectives, a publication in collaboration with the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

She earned a Ph.D. in leadership and change and an M.A in organizational communication. She is also Six Sigma certified in process management and improvement. Dr. Isom-Barnes serves on the Antioch University Board of Governors and is a member of the International Leadership Association (ILA), the National Communication Association (NCA), and Women Executives (WE). She also serves as a mentor for Women Initiating and Nurturing Growth through Scholarship (WINGS), a life-changing scholarship program for non-traditional female students at Charlotte, NC area universities.

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