John Barnett

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John Barnett

Teaching Assistant Professor | CJ Internship Coordinator
Criminal Justice
ACAD 312
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Summer Office Hours: by appointment (virtual)

Biographical Information

John Barnett is an instructor in the College of Public Service 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
  • Crime Scene and Forensic Applications
  • Law Enforcement Leadership Challenges
  • International/National Security Dynamics and Transnational Crime

Curriculum Vitae