John Barnett

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John Barnett

School of Public Affairs
ACAD 320
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Fall 2021 Office Hours:
Monday 10:00am-12:00pm (Virtual)
Wednesday 2:00pm-4:00pm (In Person)
and by appointment

Biographical Information

John Barnett is an instructor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.   He has over 25 years of federal law enforcement experience during which he conducted and supervised felony-level criminal investigations, counterintelligence operations, and other national security activities.  John retired from the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations in 2020.  He received his B.S. in Business Management from Penn State University as well as receiving his M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Mississippi and M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.  John also was selected for a National Defense Fellowship where he attended the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and examined international security and defense issues.  

Areas of Interest

  • Fundamentals of Criminal Investigations
  • Challenges for Law Enforcement Leadership Today
  • Cyber Crime Impacts and Evolving Threats
  • International Relations/Security Cooperation/Transnational Crime

Curriculum Vitae