Kelli Barr

PhD Student and Teaching Fellow
Contact Information
Office: 
EESAT 372A
Phone: 
940-565-2266
E-mail Address: 
kelli.barr@unt.edu
UNT Faculty Profile: 
https://faculty.unt.edu/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=3791
B.S. with honors, Marine Science, Eckerd College (2010)
M.A. in Philosophy, UNT, Denton, TX, 2013
Environmental ethics and philosophy, Science and Technology Studies, Science Policy, Ancient Philosophy, Sustainability, sea ethics, inter- and trans-disciplinarity, research evaluation

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Phi Beta Kappa
Academic Achievement Scholarship Fall 2013 – Spring 2015
Nicolas and Anna Ricco Ethics Award April 2013
Philip J. Lee Honor Award for academic excellence
Writing Excellence Award nominee
Ford Scholars Program Duration: Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
Galbraith Fellowship Duration: June – August 2009
CURRENT & RECENT EMPLOYMENT
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Graduate Research Assistant August 2014 – May 2015
Department of Philosophy & Religion Studies
NSF Award #1353796: “A Study of How Philosophy Research and Practice Can Better Contribute to STEM Research and to Public Policy”

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Graduate Teaching Fellow/Teaching Assistant August 2012 – August 2014
Department of Philosophy & Religion Studies

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Instructor of Record July - August 2013
John’s Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI), Ottawa, Canada
Independent Consultant and Blogger July 2012 – July 2013

University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Graduate Research Assistant August 2010 – May 2013
Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity
NSF Award #0830387: “SciSIP (MOD): A Comparative Assessment of Models for Integrating Societal Impacts Concerns into the Peer Review of Grant Proposals”
Researcher for various projects, such as developing a philosophical critique of science policy and researching questions related to peer review and societal impacts, research evaluation, philosophy as interdisciplinarity, accountability, and particular science policy issues such as shale gas development and global climate change (see here for further elaboration).
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS
“Altmetrics” (2014) in Ethics, Science, Technology & Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning, forthcoming.

“Mode 2 Knowledge Production” (2014) in Ethics, Science, Technology & Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning, forthcoming.

“Translational Research” (2014) in Ethics, Science, Technology & Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning, forthcoming.

“Transparency” (2014) in Ethics, Science, Technology & Engineering: An International Resource, 2nd Edition. Cengage Learning, forthcoming.

Co-author with J. Britt Holbrook and Keith Wayne Brown (2013) Research Impact: We Need Negative Metrics Too. Nature, 497(1750): 439.

Co-author with R. Frodeman and J.B. Holbrook (2012) “The University, Metrics, and the Good Life,” in Brey, Briggle, and Spence (eds.) The Good Life in a Technological Age. Routledge Studies in Science, Technology, and Society. New York, NY: Routledge.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
1st author with Wenlong Lu. (2013) Re-engineering Ethics: Pushing Philosophy Outside of its Comfort Zone at the APPE Annual Meeting. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 2(4): 24-32.

Co-author with J. Britt Holbrook and Robert Frodeman. “Good Transformations: Ambiguity and the NSF’s Experiment with ‘Transformative’ Research,” in Science Progress. March 22, 2012.

Virtual Seminar: “The Individual and Scholarly Networks”
Live webcast from New York City, NY; Oxford, UK; and Amsterdam, NL January 22, 2012
Invited Presentation: “Occupying Accountability: Evaluation by Whom and for What?”
ADDITIONAL PRESENTATIONS
North Texas Philosophical Association 46th Annual Meeting
University of North Texas, Denton, TX April 4-6, 2013
“On Kojeve's ‘Giving Colonialism’: The End of Industrialism and the Corporate Man”

Public Philosophy Network 2013: Advancing Public Philosophy
Emory University, Atlanta, GA March 14-16, 2013
“Assessing CAPR: Taking Philosophy into the Field of Science & Technology Policy”

Association for Practical and Professional Ethics 22nd Annual Meeting
San Antonio, TX February 28 – March 3, 2013
“The Politics of Measurement: Negotiating the Is-Ought of Research Impact Assessment”

Reconnect12: 1st Annual CASRAI International Conference – Occupy Impact
Montreal, Canada October 11, 2012
“Resistance is Futile: Impact and the Politics of Measurement”

Altmetrics12 Workshop: An ACM Web Science Conference
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL June 21, 2012
“The Role of Altmetrics and Peer Review in the Democratization of Knowledge”

International Workshop on Peer Review, Research Integrity, and the Governance of Science
Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China May 21-23, 2012
“Peer Review Can Make Metrics Accountable”
Session theme: Peer Review: Theory and Practice

North Texas Philosophical Association 45th Anniversary Meeting
University of North Texas, Denton, TX April 12-14, 2012
“Taking Measure of the Earth: A Heideggerian Approach to the Capitalist Metaphysic”
Panel theme: Concerning Nature, Mathematicization, and Political Ecology

Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology: Science-Policy Interactions and Social Values
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX April 12-13, 2012
“The Sciencing of Science Policy”
Panel theme: Philosophizing through the Value Labyrinth: How does the Good Life Fare in the Age of Big Science?

Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting
Cleveland, OH November 2-5, 2011
“What Counts for Accountability? Problematizing the Equation of Measurement With Responsibility”
Panel theme: Linking Interdisciplinarity, Innovation and Impact, Both Within and Outside the Academy

Phi Sigma Tau Second Annual Philosophy Symposium
University of North Texas, Denton, TX October 28-29, 2011
Workshop organizer and presenter: “‘Get Cited or Perish’: The New Publishing Regime”
Presentation: “Commensuration and the Metrics of Existence”

Society for Philosophy and Technology 2011: Technology and Security
University of North Texas, Denton, TX May 26-29, 2011
“Metrics Are the Measure of All Things”

North Texas Philosophical Association 44th Anniversary Meeting
University of North Texas, Denton, TX April 7-9, 2011
“Commensuration and the Metrics of Existence”

22nd Annual Ford Forum, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL May 4, 2010
“Beyond the great divide: Toward a rapprochement of science and the humanities”
Research sponsored by the Ford Apprentice Scholars Program

Student Research Symposium, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL March 21, 2010
“Hexachlorocyclohexanes over Bermuda: Is our atmosphere an industrial waste landfill?”
Research sponsored by Galbraith Fellowship and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Instructor of Record – Introduction to Philosophy Summer 2014
Instructor of Record – Philosophy of Self Fall 2013 – May 2014
Teaching Assistant – Dr. J. Baird Callicott; Dr. Patricia Glazebrook Fall 2012 – Fall 2013
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Teaching Assistant – Dr. Dale Wilkerson, Introduction to Logic Fall 2012
Instructor of Record – Introduction to Philosophy Summer 2012

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Instructor of Record - Science, Technology, and Public Policy June – July 2013
Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Teaching Assistant – Professor Nancy Smith, Ecology Spring 2010
Assisted with developing laboratory experiments, administering grades, and consulted on student projects. Experience with leading laboratory periods in the absence of the instructor, including giving instruction in general techniques, safety, and specimen maintenance.
Teaching Assistant – Professor Gregory Gerdeman Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
Assisted with course development for Cell Biology and General and Molecular Physiology; administered grades, and consulted on student projects.
Teaching Assistant – Chemistry Department Fall 2008 – Fall 2009
Primarily supervised laboratory exercises, but also assisted in stockroom maintenance and administered grades.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS
Co-Representative, Philosophy & Religion Studies Graduate January 2014 - Present
Student Association
Director of Programming, Graduate Student Council May 2013 – May 2014
Senator, Graduate Student Council August 2012 – May 2013
North Texas Philosophical Association Member-at-Large
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Society for the Social Studies of Science
National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
Toulouse Graduate School Advisory Board Member (UNT) August 2013 – August 2015
Dean of Toulouse Graduate School Ad-hoc Tuition Committee (UNT) August 2013 – May 2014
Distinguished Lecture Series Committee (UNT) August 2014 – May 2015
Student Media Committee (UNT) August 2013 – May 2014
INTERNSHIPS
Research Intern June – August 2009
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George’s, Bermuda
Environmental Quality Programme, Supervisor: Dr. Andrew Peters
Optimized analytical techniques to isolate specific persistent organic pollutants (hexachlorocyclo-hexanes) from the atmosphere.
Skills: Operation of rotary evaporator, accelerated solvent extractor, liquid column chromatography, and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
RELATED ACTIVITIES
Co-captain Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
Eckerd College Ethics Bowl team
Competition preparation required composing and delivering from memory three eight to ten minute oral presentations on modern ethical issues in the form of case studies. Ethical reasoning included appeal to a moral framework or other logical conclusions drawn from detailed research on the case. Leadership role included assisting team members with research or presentation framework and organizing team meetings.