Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
John A. Barrett, Jr.
John A. Barrett began his tenure as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs July 1, 2014.
As chief academic officer, Barrett oversees UT’s academic affairs, colleges and units on all campuses, as well as the Division of Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Libraries, Experiential Learning, International Programs and Distance Learning.
Beginning in January 2013, Barrett served as vice provost for faculty relations and accreditation, assessment and program review.
An associate professor in the College of Law, Barrett has expertise in International Business and Trade Law, Corporations and Business Associations, Sales, Tax and Property. He joined the UT College of Law faculty in 1994.
In 2009, he served as president of the Faculty Senate.
Prior to his academic career, Barrett worked as a corporate attorney with Holme, Roberts & Owen in Denver, Colo., with a concentration in international work focused on Europe, Asia and South America.
Barrett has published in the fields of international law, art law, bankruptcy, corporate law and environmental law. He also edited the international chapter of Norton’s Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law.
Barrett has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the American Arbitration Association, International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Big Brothers, World Trade Center – Denver, Toledo Area International Trade Association, Planned Parenthood, Mobile Meals and the American Civil Liberties Union.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, Barrett earned his juris doctorate from Harvard University.