Dr. Amorette Barber, who joined Longwood University in 2011, is an associate professor of biology and director of the Office of Student Research. Dr. Barber's research focuses on enhancing immune responses to cancer. She has published more than 20 manuscripts, received one patent, delivered 57 presentations at national and international conferences, and received more than $273,000 of research funding. She also has successfully mentored 28 undergraduate researchers.
Dr. Barber has developed innovative biology pedagogy through incorporation of interdisciplinary research projects into her classes. Furthermore, she supports student inquiry through her role as the STEM-H summer research program coordinator, director of the Office of Student Research, co-founder and chair of the university-wide Student Research Showcase, and leader of local and statewide high school science outreach programs.
Dr. Barber received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from Dartmouth College.
A. Barber nomination packet