David E. (Dave) Barrett has been named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education.

David E. (Dave) Barrett has been named associate dean of academic affairs and research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education.

CLEMSON — David E. (Dave) Barrett has been named associate dean of academic affairs and research for Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education.

As associate dean, Barrett will provide leadership regarding faculty scholarship and research, undergraduate and graduate program development, assessment and accreditation, faculty development, and policy development and implementation.

Barrett’s appointment follows the School of Education’s emergence in July 2014 as a standalone unit with a founding dean and a retooled mission.

“Among the commitments in our new mission are an emphasis on high-quality applied research and a dedication to serving underperforming schools and underserved communities,” said founding Dean George Petersen. “Dave’s commitment to research, teaching and service that impacts children, schools and communities suits him well to help us fulfill this mission of systematically improving education beginning at birth.”

Barrett has been a member of the School of Education faculty since 1986 and currently is Alumni Distinguished Professor, a designation bestowed on him by the Clemson Alumni Association in recognition of his excellence in teaching.

With research interests in adolescent development, delinquency and recidivism, and professional ethics, Barrett is the author of research published in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Pediatrics, the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, the Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Remedial and Special Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education, as well as other journals.

Barrett, a South Carolina licensed psychologist, has served as chair of the S.C. Board of Examiners in Psychology and a member of the EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) Item Development Committee of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.

Prior to his arrival at Clemson, Barrett served academic appointments at the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Developmental Psychology and Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital. He earned a Ph.D. in education (educational psychology) and master’s in education from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wesleyan University.

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