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Barrett Taylor

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PhD, 2012

Barrett Taylor is associate 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.

News Featuring Barrett Taylor

by Jewel Caruso

Paul Rubin (PhD 2017), Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012), and Brendan Cantwell (former McBee postdoc) contributed to a recent article in Inside Higher Ed by Ryan Quinn, "Are Professors Really Fleeing Universities in Red States…

by Jewel Caruso

Barrett J. Taylor's (PhD, 2012) new book, Wrecking: Deinstitutionalization and Partial Defenses in State Higher Education Policy (Rutgers University Press, 2022) is now available in paperback and e-book.

Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012) is quoted extensively in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the University of Florida controversy surrounding the barring of professors to testify in litigation against the state (‘I’m Speechless’:…

Barrett Taylor (PhD 2012) is quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education article, "'Many people are seeing different facts': Carnegie Mellon official's emails on election spark outcry" (Jan. 11, 2021).

Chronicle of Higher Education

Power of the Professoriate

A team of scholars with ties to the Institute "explore[s] trustees’ involvement in a qualitative comparative case study of four elite US research universities." 

The Journal of Higher Education published a new paper by Sondra N. Barringer (former IHE postdoc), Barrett J. Taylor (PhD 2012) & Sheila Slaughter. Their research tracks the influence and status of trustees…

The recently published book, Unequal Higher Education (2019, Rutgers University Press), by Barrett Taylor and former IHE postdoctoral associate, Brendan Cantwell, appears in the Bookshelf section of the May 24, 2019 issue of The Chronicle…

Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status, and Student Opportunity, a new book by IHE alumnus Barrett Taylor and former IHE postdoctoral associate Brendan Cantwell, has been published by Rutgers University Press.

Betz Kerley

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