Dr. Barron is an Associate Professor in University Studies who teaches classes on literature, film, and Gender Studies. She is also the Director of the Freshman Seminar Program and the Faculty Advisor to PRIDE.

Dr. Barron teaches classes at every level of St. Edward's general education sequence although her focus is on teaching first-year students. She also teaches a number of Gender Studies classes including LGBT Literature & Film and Gender & Globalization. As the Director of the Freshman Seminar Program, Dr. Barron oversees the selection on the Common Text every year, the book all incoming students read before they arrive on campus. Recent past selections include Just Mercy, Half the Sky, and Brain on Fire. In the summer of 2019, she participated in the Social Justice Journey to the border with ten St. Edward's students and Joi Torres, Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Education

Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, 2005 

M.A. in English at the University of Texas at Austin, 1999

B.A. in Literature/Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993