College of Management and Technology
Kat Barclay, PhD, has taught online for about 18 years, including prior Administrative and Full Time Research Faculty positions. Holding a Ph.D. in Psychology -Organizational Systems, 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 high-tech industry. Dr. Kat initiated and managed distance learning programs, including creation of a company worldwide satellite network and developed video, CD, and Web-based training for global 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 working as an international facilitator and conference speaker, author of books and journal articles, and member of Boards. She holds several certifications and, with her husband, operates Blue Coral Coaching Solutions offering prediabetes lifestyle behavior change and maintenance as part of their wellness programs.