Jean F. O'Barr

Jean F. O'Barr

University Distinguished Service Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Education

External address: 
213 West Duke Building, Durham, NC 27708-0760
Internal office address: 
Box 90739, Durham, NC 27708-0760
(919) 489-7879


Women's studies, Women and Education, Social Movements, Gender and Organizations, Contemporary American Feminism, Research Trips to Kenya, (July, 1982, March 1983). Field Research in Pare Mountains: 1967, 1972, 1981


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1970

O’Barr, J. F. “Women in Higher Education: Agenda for the '80s.” Comment, vol. 1980, June 1980.

O’Barr, J. F. “Dual Careers at Duke: Conference Programming on a Popular but-Little Understood Topic.” The Forum for Continuing Education, Mar. 1980.

O’Barr, J. F. “Dual Careers for Faculty and Family: Can Both Prosper?American Association of Higher Education Bulletin, vol. 32, 1979.

O’Barr, J. F. “Continuing Education and the Older Learner: A Program Development Model Based on Duke University's Institute for Learning in Retirement.” Advances in Research, no. 3, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 1979, pp. 1–12.

O’Barr, J. F. “Peer Teaching.” Generations: Journal of the Western Gerontological Society, no. 3, 1978, pp. 10–11.

O’Barr, J. F. “Pare Women: A Case of Political Involvement.” Rural Africana, vol. 29, 1976, pp. 121–34.

O’Barr, J. F. “Support for the Adult Student.” Adult Leadership, vol. 25, 1976.

O’barr, J. F. “Making the invisible visible: African women in politics and policy.” African Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 3, Jan. 1975, pp. 19–27. Scopus, doi:10.2307/523718. Full Text

O’Barr, J. F. “Cell Leaders in Tanzania: Implications of a New Level in Political Administration.” African Studies Review, vol. 15, 1972, pp. 437–66.

O’Barr, J. F. “The Role of the Ten-House Cell Leader in Tanzania.” Geneva Africa, vol. 10, 1972, pp. 1–16.