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Barrett named department chair

Release Date: August 4, 2014

                                       Jason Barrett

Associate Professor Jason Barrett has been named chair of the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences at Lawrence Technological University.

He has taught courses in American history, law and economics since joining the LTU faculty in 2006. In 2010, he won the Mary E. and Richard E. Marburger Fund For Excellence in Achievement Award as the faculty member of the year.

Barrett is a musician and singer, and last year he performed songs from the early days of the American labor movement as part of LTU’s Global Village Project. He is on the steering committee of the Arts and Sciences Seminar Series.

He has served as director of assessment at LTU since 2012, and in 2010 published a paper entitled “Writing Assessment in the Humanities: Metholology and Culture” in the Journal of Assessment. He has written a number of papers on economics in the American colonial era and in the South prior to the Civil War.

Barrett earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, his master’s degree at the University of Virginia, and his PhD at U-M in 2006 – all in history.