Dr. Amanda E Barnett

Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin - Stout
Human Development & Family Studies Department
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Office: 127 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-1115
Email: barnetta@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Family life course development, family gerontology, family resource management, and family policy.

Research Interests: Family gerontology, specifically kinship caregiving, elder caregiving, gendered issues with aging, intergenerational relationships, late-life family decision-making, and research methods and statistics.


    • Ph D Family Social Science
      University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    • MS Human Development and Family Studies
      University of Missouri-Columbia
    • BA Psychology
      University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
      Eau Claire , WI, 2005

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin - Stout, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
        Associate Professor
        August 2017 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout , Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
        Assistant Professor and Program Director
        August 2011 - August 2017


      • Caregiver/Senior Content and Program Design for Independent Home Living, LLC.
        Independent Contractor
        2010 - 2013

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Barnett, A. (2015). Adult child caregiver health trajectories and the impact of multiple roles over time. Research on Aging, 37, 227-252.
    • Zaloudek, J., & Barnett, A. Developing an intuitive, compassionate approach to teaching family theory. Family Science Review, 20, 53-64.
    • Barnett, A., & Zaloudek, J. Using theory to help undergraduate family science students evaluate complex issues. Family Science Review, 20, 65-77.
    • Koepke, L., & Barnett, A. (2014). Gatekeeping in family science programs. Family Science Review , 19(1), 1-25.
    • Barnett, A., & Stum, M. S. Examining spousal and gender differences in long-term care insurance decision-making. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 24, 61-75.
    • Barnett, A. Pathways of adult children providing care to older parents. Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 178-190.
    • Barnett, A. E., & Stum, M. S. Couples managing the risk of financing long-term care. Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 33, 363-375.
    • Barnett, A., & Stum, M. S. Are consumers vulnerable to low long term care knowledge? . Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 38(4), 420-434.
    • Barnett, A., & Cooney, T. M. Spousal perceptions of marital stress and support among grandparent caregivers: Variations by life stage. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 68(2), 109-126.

    Book, Chapter

    • McCulloch, J. B., Lassig, S., & Barnett, A. Older white adults and mental health. , New York: Springer.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research


    • Barnett, A. CEHHHS Student Research Support Initiative. Sponsored by College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences, $11882 (Funded).
    • Barnett, A. CEHHS Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship. Sponsored by College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS), $1680 (Funded).
    • Barnett, A. Merle Price Mentor-Mentee Research Award.. Sponsored by College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS), $3889.74 (Funded).

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Conference

    • National Council on Family Relations (2015 - Present)
    • Gerontological Society of America. (2010 - Present)

    Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer

    • Journal of Marriage and Family. (2012 - Present)
    • Family Relations (2011 - Present)

    Editorial Review Board Member

    • International Journal of Aging and Human Development. (2011 - Present)

    Reviewer, Textbook

    • Taylor & Francis Group

      Psychology Press (2014)

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
  • Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)


    Department / School

    • Search Committee (2017 - 2018)
    • B.S. HDFS Program Director (2011 - 2017)


    • Representative, Faculty Senate College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) (2013 - 2019)
    • Committee Chair, B.S. HDFS Program Advisory Committee (2011 - 2017)
    • Committee Member, College of Education Health and Human Sciences Council (2011 - 2017)
    • Representative, Personnel Policies Committee CEHHS Representative (2013 - 2016)
    • Committee Chair, Chair of Synchronizing Tenure with Promotion Subcommittee (2013)


    • Committee Member, Care Solutions Network of Dunn County (2014 - Present)