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Educational Leadership

Dr. Greg Barrett

 Dr. T Gregory Barrett Dr. T. Gregory Barrett

Professor
Higher Education
Office: DKSN 412
Office Phone: (501) 569-3016
Email: tgbarrett@ualr.edu

T. Gregory Barrett became a member of the Higher Education faculty as a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in January 2002 and was promoted to his current rank in May 2008.  He served as UALR Higher Education Doctoral Coordinator from 2006-2008 and coordinates the Administration concentration of UALR ‘s Higher Education Doctoral Program.

Greg’s professional experience includes serving as Residence Hall Director, for University Housing at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1999-2000), Marketing Director for EventMasters, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (1995-1996), Associate Director of Constituency Campaigns and Major Gifts Officer for Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia (1994-1995), Director of Development for The Bridge, Atlanta, Georgia (1993), Executive Director, DeKalb County Unit of the American Cancer Society, Georgia Division, Atlanta, Georgia (1990-1992), and Public Information Director for Georgia Special Olympics, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia (1982-1990).

Greg’s research has been published in American Educational Research Journal–Social and Institutional Analysis Section, Planning for Higher Education, Christian Higher Education, The CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, The Journal of Research Administration, the American Educational History Journal, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.  He serves on the Editorial Board for the American Educational History Journal.  Greg regularly presents single authored research papers and co-authored studies with faculty colleagues and students at conferences of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Divisions J and F, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Organization of Educational Historians, the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) Research Conference on Research Integrity, and the AIR/CASE Research Colloquium.

Dissertations and Theses Supervised:

Greg Barrett has guided 14 Higher Education students through graduation as their dissertation chair since 2007 and currently chairs 12 additional Higher Education dissertation committees.  He has served as a committee member for 9 additional Higher Education dissertations through graduation since 2003 and currently serves on 7 dissertation committees.  Additionally, Greg has chaired one Higher Education Master’s Thesis (2008 graduation), served as a committee member on one Public History Master’s Thesis (2010 graduation), and served as a committee member for one undergraduate Honors Thesis in History (2006 graduation).

Recent Publications:

Barrett, T. G.  (In Press).  The evolution of fund raising at Spelman College:  A saga of her recent successes.  International Journal of Educational Advancement, 11(1).

Barrett, T. G.  (2010).  Professionalization of educational administration viewed through the lens of institutional theory, 1947-1990:  Lessons that can inform the Organization of Educational Historians (Presidential Address).  American Educational History Journal, 37(1).

Burks, S. A. & Barrett, T. G.  (2009).  Student characteristics and activity choices of college freshmen and their intent to persist in religiously affiliated institutions.  Christian Higher Education, 8(5), 351-392.

Barrett, T. G. & Smith, T.  (2008). Southern coup:  Recruiting African American faculty at an elite private Southern research university.  American Educational Research Journal-Social and Institutional Analysis, 45(4), 946-973.

Barrett, T. G. & Thaxton, L.  (2007).  Navajo Community College as cultural brokerage:  Cross-cultural roles of key individuals in its creation, 1951-1978.  American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 31(4), 25-50.

Atkinson, T. N., Gilleland, D. S., & Barrett, T. G.  (2007).  The dimensions of influence on research administrator behavior: Toward a theoretical model of research administration as a public service profession. The Journal of Research Administration, 38(1), Spring, 19-30.

Barrett, T. G.  (2006).  How strategic presidential leadership and institutional culture influenced fund-raising effectiveness at Spelman College.  Planning for Higher Education, 35(1), October-December, 5-18.

Barrett, T. G. (2004).  Stewardship as an organizational response:  Understanding the interaction of institutional and task environments and organizational contexts on fund raising in professional schools and colleges at the University of Michigan.  The CASE International Journal of Educational Advancement, 4(3), 233-255.

Presentations:

Hawkins, M. M. & Barrett, T. G. (2012). Influences on the Commitment to and Focus of Community Engagement at Colleges and Universities.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

White, P. J. & Barrett, T. G.  (2011).  The decision to stay: A qualitative multiple-case study exploring college choice and persistence factors of second-year students at religiously affiliated institutions.  Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ramsey, P. & Barrett, T. G.  (2010).  Experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of Black students who desegregated Arkansas higher education:  Applying integration theory.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, Colorado.

Stallings, G. A., Barrett, T. G., & Vaughn-Neely, E. I.  (2009).  Growing up separate: An oral history of the high school and college educational experiences, and career outcomes of successful Black students who graduated from a segregated Southern public high school between 1954 and 1969.  Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Barrett, T. G.  (2009). Professionalization of educational administration viewed through the lens of institutional theory, 1947-1990:  Lessons that can inform the Organization of Educational Historians.  Organization of Educational Historians (OEH), Chicago, Illinois.

Barrett, T. G.  (2009).  A comparison of the role of presidential and administrative leadership in facilitating organizational resilience in two historically Black baccalaureate colleges.  Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Atlanta, Georgia.

Barrett, T. G. & Siegel, D. J.  (2008). Black faculty retention: A qualitative comparative case study of factors influential in a private versus a public Southern research university.  Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Seattle, Washington.

Barrett, T. G.  (2008). A comparative historical analysis of the judicial and administrative desegregation of the University of North Carolina System of public higher education, 1964-1995.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, New York.

Barrett, T. G. & Siegel, D. J.  (2007). Factors influential in Black faculty recruitment: A qualitative comparative case study of a private versus a public southern research university.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, Illinois.

Barrett, T. G.  (2006). The influence of idealism on student access during the aristocratic era of American higher education, 1636-1862. Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Anaheim, California.

Plumlee, Jr., G. L. & Barrett, T. G.  (2006).  The general education movement and its effect on higher education in the twentieth century.  Midwest History of Education Society (MHES), Chicago, Illinois.

Carle, M. H. & Barrett, T. G.  (2006). A history of the development of public health in higher education, 1842-1988.  Midwest History of Education Society (MHES), Chicago, Illinois.

Barrett, T. G.  (2005). Organizational resilience in an historically Black college.  Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Morton, K. J. & Barrett, T. G.  (2005). “The Flexner Report” and beyond:  Abraham Flexner’s influence on 20th century higher education.  Midwest History of Education Society (MHES), Chicago, Illinois.

Barrett, T. G. & Thaxton, L.  (2005).  Navajo Community College as cultural brokerage:  Cross-cultural roles of key individuals in its creation.  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Education, Higher Education, University of Michigan School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, 2002
  • M.A. in Higher Education, University of Michigan School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, 1998
  • M.B.A. in Marketing, Georgia State University Graduate School of Business Administration, 1974
  • B.A. in Economics, Emory University, 1971

Courses Taught:

  • Dissertation Seminar (HIED 8399)
  • Foundations of College Student Affairs (HIED 7351)
  • Fundraising Theory and Practice (HIED 8345)
  • Governance and Policy in Higher Education (HIED 8342)
  • Higher Education in the U. S.: An Overview (HIED 7300)
  • History and Philosophy of Higher Education (HIED 8301)
  • Introduction to Educational Research (EDFN 7303)
  • Legal Aspects of Higher Education (HIED 8343)
  • Organizational Behavior in Higher and Postsecondary Education (HIED 8340)
  • Organizational Systems Analysis, Design & Change in Education (EDAS 8330)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (EDFN 7342/7373)
Updated 11.1.2012