Barrett Taylor is assistant professor of counseling and higher education at the University of North Texas. He teaches a number of courses including General Administration of Higher Education and Higher Education Finance. His research emphasizes the ways in which colleges and universities interact with their environments.
He utilizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques to consider the ways in which higher education organizations interact with and respond to changes in their environments. While working on his degree, he worked as a graduate assistant for Professors Sheila Slaughter, Larry Leslie, and Liang Zhang (of Penn State) on an NSF-sponsored project that examines universities as sites of innovation and economic growth. He has completed several published articles in collaboration with IHE faculty members, and presented papers at the annual meetings of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Educational Research Association. He was the 2011-12 Miller Graduate Fellow in the Institute of Higher Education. Barrett holds a BA from Southwestern University and an MA from the University of Alabama. He co-authored and paper presented at ASHE 2011 with Sheila Slaughter and Brendan Cantwell that was featured in Inside Higher Education.