Dottie Barnes

M.S., C.R.C.
Director, Job Retention Project

Dottie BarnesDottie Barnes came to California State University Fresno in 1999. She received her B.A. in Liberal Studies in 2000 and graduated with an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2002. She has also become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Dottie has been a member of the National Council for Rehabilitation Educators (NCRE) and the Central Valley Mayor’s Committee for the partnership and Advocacy of People with Disabilities (CVMC). She has also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Fresno County, advocating for children who have been abused or neglected.

Dottie works as the program director for the Job Retention Project, which is a collaborative effort between CSUF and Fresno County’s Department of Employment and Temporary Assistance. The Project provides a hands-on-learning experience in case management for students in the graduate program while assisting families involved in the CalWORKS program at Fresno County. The Project serves a minimum of 300 participants per year.

Dottie also teaches C268A, Advanced Job Placement and enjoys being involved with students both in the classroom and as a Student Advisor.

Personal interests include advocacy, community involvement, and education. Dottie also enjoys interior design and teaching private piano. Her husband, Richard, is self-employed as a Legal Investigator. Together they enjoy ballroom dancing, theatre, vacations at the coast, and Victorian period architecture and design.

Dottie Barnes can be contacted at or 559-224-5644