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David E. Barrett

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research

Office: 101 Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-5088
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Educational Background

PhD Education (Educational Psychology)
University of Southern California 1974

MS Ed.
University of Southern California 1973

BA Psychology
Wesleyan University 1969


Dave Barrett, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research, has been at Clemson since 1986. From 2006-2015 he held the position of Alumni Distinguished Professor of Teacher Education. Previous appointments are Laboratory of Developmental Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health (1974-1980) and Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital, Boston (1980-1986).

Dr. Barrett’s research has been published in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Pediatrics, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Remedial and Special Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education as well as in other journals. Dr. Barrett is Associate Editor of Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Barrett has served as Chair of the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology (1996-2003) and member of the Item Development Committee of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (2004-2013).

Research Interests

Adolescent development
Delinquency and recidivism
Professional ethics