University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW)
Dr. Barreto is an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). She earned her Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining UNCW, she worked as a multimedia developer for non-profit and higher education institutions. She was also a research assistant with Disney Connected Learning in the design of learning games. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Barreto worked as teacher/media specialist in K-12 schools in Brazil. She also supervised and designed the academic content for digital interactive learning objects for PROATIVA, a Learning Object Creation unit within the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil. Her teaching interests include training pre-service teachers in technology integration and the design and development of multimedia and online technologies for learning. Her primary research interest is in the field of game-based learning. She is also interested in technology integration, multimedia design and production, and online education.