Barbara Whitney Hartwell taught business courses including shorthand, secretarial practice, business communication, word processing and leadership as well as legal procedures and intercultural relations on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus for 31 years.
Barbara was a leader in the development of curriculum and the implementation of several associate degree programs, including legal assistant and total quality management. In 1998, she received the Outstanding Community College Education Award from the Florida Business Technology Education Association.
She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business education from the University of South Florida, and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction also from the University of South Florida. She retired in 2001 and currently resides in St. Petersburg.