Barbara Philibert, PhD - Dean

Barbara Philibert, PhD - Dean

College of Health, Human Services, and Science

Dr. Barbara Philibert is Dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Sciences at Ashford University. She has been associated with Ashford University since 1993, teaching in the areas of healthcare administration, psychology, and social science. Barbara holds graduate degrees from the University of Iowa – a Master of Arts in Nursing and a PhD in Educational Psychology, Instruction Design, with cogent areas in educational psychology, health care administration, and health education. Dr. Philibert has been active in the design, development, and implementation of several of the Ashford University online and campus degree programs.

Prior to coming to Ashford, Dr. Philibert was in hospital administration, serving in various upper-level administration positions. Additionally, she has taught and held administrative positions in both nursing and allied health education. From a community perspective, Dr. Philibert was the project director/designer of a public community project providing comprehensive school-based health services for low-income children and families. She has also served as a board member for various community agencies in both healthcare and education, and has been a consultant for healthcare administration, health education, nursing education, education, and community health projects. In reflection upon education, Dr. Philibert states, “All of us are learners in life’s journey. It is truly a privilege to encourage and share the joy of learning with students.”