Barbara was an Associate Director of the Quello Center in its early years. She is now a Professor at Indiana University, but remains supportive of Quello Center activities. She earned her J.D. at Harvard Law School in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies at Northwestern University in 1996. She served as Senior Counsel in the Office of Strategic Planning & Policy Analysis of the Federal Communications Commission, a Director of Public Policy Studies at Ameritech and a Regional Attorney for State Government Affairs at AT&T.