About Dr. Andreatta

Britt Andreatta, Ph.D., has over 25 years experience in higher education, working with both public and private universities. She is the author of the widely adopted text Navigating the Research University, now in its third edition.

She serves as an educational consultant, speaker, and diversity educator, providing training on a variety of issues to students, staff, and faculty at college and universities. Learn more about the services she offers.

Dr. Andreatta has an M.A. in Communication/Media, and a Ph.D. in Education, Leadership and Organizations. Her dissertation was titled “The Effects of Social and Academic Integration on the Retention of First-Year University Students” and she continues to explore issues related to student success. She has received numerous awards including UCSB’s prestigious Getman Service to Students Award, Professor of the Year, and the national Outstanding Experienced Professional by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

Recently, Dr. Andreatta served as the Chair of the Bachelor’s Degree Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of the bachelor’s degree program from admissions criteria and orientation to graduation requirements and curriculum development. She hired and trained all faculty, ensuring an engaging and supportive learning environment for students who prefer a smaller educational setting. Britt also taught the transitions course for new students as well as the capstone seminar for graduating seniors.

Prior to that, Britt served as the Assistant Dean of Students and a faculty member at the University of California at Santa Barbara where she worked for 21 years. She was responsible for designing and teaching all of the student success courses well as coordinating programming and mentoring efforts for all 4,000 freshmen students and 1,500 new transfer students. Additionally, she coordinated UCSB’s various leadership development programs.

Dr. Andreatta has created several exciting programs for parents of first-year students including two workshops entitled “Your Student’s First Year” and “Parents in Transition,” both of which have been adapted to over 250 colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

She lives with her husband, Chris Sneathen, and daughter Kiana, in Santa Barbara along with various critters. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, reading, yoga, singing in a band, hanging out with friends, fly fishing, and the many fine flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

She donates ten percent of her royalties from her book, Navigating the Research University, to non-profit organizations that support education, like By Any Dreams Necessary and Teach for America.

Britt is now the Director of Learning and Development at lynda.com, inc., where she designs a variety of programs to help people their management and leadership skills. Read more at her website at www.BrittAndreatta.com. She also writes a weekly blog on personal growth at www.SoulSchoolOnline.com.

Andreatta CV 2013