College of Management and Technology
Kathleen Barclay, PhD in Psychology-Organizational Systems, has worked online for 20 years in higher education Administrative, Full Time, and Contributing Faculty positions. Dr. Kat is a professor of psychology, research, HR, leadership, and business management.
Dr. Barclay started her professional career teaching in Arizona schools and was lucky enough to be one of the first teachers in the state to introduce computers into the classroom. Having so much fun with this new technology, she transitioned into the technology industry. Dr. Kat initiated and managed distance learning for global branch office sales and marketing programs, including creation of a company satellite network. She guided remotely located staff to develop video, CD, and Web-based training for worldwide usage. In 1996, with access to the initial software application developed for live communication online, she was one of the U.S. pioneers who identified and advanced best practices for online facilitation, work that has morphed into today’s internet meeting and instructional webinar applications.
She has enjoyed experiences as an international facilitator and conference speaker; author of books, chapters, and journal article; and member of Boards. She holds multiple certifications and operates a health coaching practice offering prediabetes lifestyle behavior change and maintenance as part of wellness programs.