Letter: Northcentral appoints new chief academic officer
Northcentral University recently announced the appointment of Barnaby Barratt, Ph.D., as provost (chief academic officer) of the university, reporting to NCU president Clinton Gardner.
Barratt has served on NCU's faculty since 2007, and will start his new position on April 13.
Barratt has more than 30 years experience in higher education, teaching and serving in administrative positions at Harvard University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, and Prescott College.
"I am delighted to be offered this opportunity to work with the NCU team to elevate its academic standing and extend its outreach," Barratt said.
"We have a wonderful opportunity to bring affordable, high-quality education to many students in the United States and internationally - students for whom such education might otherwise be inaccessible. NCU's accomplishments are impressive and its future potential very exciting."
Barratt received his doctoral degree from Harvard University, and has earned recognition as a psychologist working in psychoanalysis, body-mind psychotherapy, philosophy and human sexuality.
The author of eight books and over 70 scientific and professional journals and reviews, Barratt is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis in Psychology, and diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Headquartered in Prescott Valley, Northcentral University is a private, 100-percent online institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates of advanced graduate studies in business and technology management, education and psychology.