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Fiona R Barnes

Director, Management Communication Center

University of Florida
Warrington College of Business
Management Communication Center
Bryan Hall 233R



Dr. Barnes is the Director of the Management Communication Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business where she teaches professional writing to online and on-campus and on weekend graduate students. Dr. Barnes received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has over 30 years’ experience teaching writing on two continents. She has developed and taught writing courses and workshops for students and professionals in the fields of business, engineering, medicine, psychology, business, and chemistry.


  • PhD - Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
  • MA - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1986
  • BA - University of Natal, South Africa, 1977

Research Areas

  • Business and Management Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Communication

Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home
Published Year: 2011
Authors: Fiona Barnes

Dismantling the Master's Houses: Jean Rhys and West Indian Identity
Published Year: 1995
Authors: Anne Brown, Marjanne Gooze, Fiona Barnes

The Short Fiction of Angus Wilson and The Short Fiction of Doris Lessing
Published Year: 1992
Authors: Fiona Barnes

Resisting Cultural Cannibalism: Oppositional Narratives in Michelle Cliff's No Telephone to Heaven
Journal: Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
Published Year: 1992
Authors: Fiona Barnes