Sheretta Butler-Barnes

Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes is an Associate Professor of Social Work and African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). A developmental psychologist and quantitative methodologist, Butler-Barnes line of research includes examining how Black youth draw on individual and cultural assets and resources to thrive despite challenges to their identities from structural, individual, and cultural racism. This work also focuses on advancing equity for Black women and girls by creating culturally-responsive programming that promotes resistance and resiliency. Butler-Barnes earned her PhD and MA in developmental psychology from Wayne State University and holds a BS in psychology from Michigan State University.