Jody Barto

Dr. Jody Barto is a learning & development consultant with extensive experience designing and facilitating engaging, meaningful, and impactful professional development programs for corporate, non-profit and higher education settings. Her areas of subject matter expertise include: leadership development, interpersonal and group communication skills, conflict management, public speaking and presentation skills, and professional coaching.

Jody’s college teaching experience focuses on the development of effective interpersonal, group, and written communication skills for the workplace. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Manhattan College in the M.S. in Organizational Leadership Program, at Columbia University School of Professional Studies and at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has also taught courses at Temple University, College of Education.

Having earned an Ed.D. in Adult Learning & Leadership at Columbia University, Teachers College, Jody also has an M.Ed. in Adult & Organizational Development from Temple University, and a B.S. in Graphic Design Communication from Philadelphia University.


  • Ed.D. in Adult Learning & Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.Ed. in Adult & Organizational Development, Temple University
  • B.S. in Graphic Design Communication, Philadelphia University

Courses Taught

  • MSOL 605 - Leadership Communication and Coaching Essentials
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Yorks, L. & Barto, J. (2015). Workplace, Organizational, and Societal: Three Domains of Learning for 21st Century Cities. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. 2015(145), 35-44.
    • Barto, J. (2014). How freelance graphic designers learn informally to develop independent practices. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3621762)
    • Nakamura, Y. T., Barto, J., & Yorks, L. (2014). Building Social Capital for Leaders: The Importance of Trusting and Diverse Networks. Developing Leaders Quarterly. 2014(17), 40-47.
    • Yorks, L., & Barto, J. (2013). Invited Reaction: The Strategic Value of HRD in Lean Strategy Implementation. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 24(1), 29-33.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • Principal Consultant & Founder Jody Barto, Adult Learning Strategist & Coach, LLC June: 2014 – Present
    • Adjunct Faculty, Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, Manhattan College, School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Oct. 2014 – Present
    • Associate Lecturer, Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Columbia University, School of Professional Studies: Jan. 2015 – Present
    • Adjunct Faculty, Community College Partnership Fairleigh Dickinson University, Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies July: 2011 – Present
    • Facilitator, Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Columbia University, School of Continuing Education: Jan. 2013 – May 2014
    • Adjunct Faculty, Adult & Organizational Development Temple University, College of Education: May 2010 – Aug. 2011
    • Graphic Designer, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC: June 2004 – June 2008