Dr. Beverly Barrett is an international policy specialist, educator and researcher in higher education, and consultant in organizational development. With a focus on institutional change and public policy, she researches regional integration, international trade, and governance. Currently she teaches in the graduate program at the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Dr. Barrett earned her doctorate in International Studies at the University of Miami in Florida while participating in a fellowship with the European Union Center of Excellence. She completed her B.S. cum laude in Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University. Proficient in in Spanish, Italian, and French, she studied at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain while at Vanderbilt. In the M.A. program at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., she specialized in International Economics and Foreign Policy. Dr. Barrett's background includes service in public affairs with the U.S. House of Representatives, the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs, and the U.S. Department of State in Helsinki, Finland. Additionally, she served as Program Director with Literacy Texas and as Public Affairs Representative with the Houston Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She has been a lecturer in Global Studies at the Bauer College of Business and at the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. She has served as Visiting Faculty in International Business at Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), a U.S.-accredited university in Mexico.
Beverly Barrett has provided expert analysis on television, radio, and print media. She provides commentary in English and in Spain languages.
Mexico TV News ADN-40 national television in English and in Spanish, European Union Parliamentary Elections and Brexit in the United Kingdom, June 1, 2019
Security after the Paris Attacks interviewed in Houston Newsmakers NBC KPRC, November 22, 2015
The End of Quantitative Easing interviewed in Houston Public Media: Business Focus, October 31, 2014
Paris Points the Way Forward on International Environmental Policy article in Forbes, December 28, 2015
Asian Trade Agreement Offers Opportunities for Houston Business cited in Houston Chronicle, March 25, 2015
European Union Studies Association (EUSA), biannual conference, panel chair and panel discussant, “Messages from the EU toward the Americas and Asia: Revisiting Regional Integration,” Denver, May 2019
Latin American Studies Association (LASA), annual conference, research presentation; panel “Europe and Latin America: Policy Trends in the Education and Trade,” paper “Comparing Governance in Higher Education: From Europe to the Americas,” Barcelona, May 2018