Karen Barrett

Karen Barrett portrait

Professor of Rehabilitation Services

Telephone 207-778-7111

Karen Barrett is a native of Maine, and is a graduate of the Rehabilitation Services Program. She completed her Masters and Doctorate at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where her studies and research focused on human resources within rehabilitation organizations. She has published in the Journal of Rehabilitation AdministrationRehabilitation Education,  and Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and is a member of the Commission on Undergraduate Standards and Accreditation of the Council on Rehabilitation Education. Dr. Barrett has local ties, and is a leader in rehabilitation education at the national level.


  • 1997 PhD Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • 1993 MA Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • 1991 BS University of Maine at Farmington