Dr. Beverly Barrett Dr. Beverly Barrett Assistant Professor; AACSB Coordinator
Cameron School of Business

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Beverly Barrett is a global policy specialist, educator, and researcher. With a focus on international business and economic policy, she specializes in regional integration, international trade, institutional governance, and education policy. She is faculty in the graduate programs at the Cameron School of Business, an AACSB-accredited program, at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Dr. Barrett earned her doctorate (Ph.D.) in International Studies at the University of Miami in Florida while serving in a fellowship with the European Union Center of Excellence. Proficient in Spanish, Italian, and French, she studied at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain while at Vanderbilt University (B.S. cum laude in Human & Organizational Development). 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, the U.S. Department of State in Helsinki, Finland, and the Federal Reserve Bank. She has served as Visiting Faculty in International Business at Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP), a U.S.-accredited university in Mexico.

Areas of Expertise
Globalization, Economic Development, International Trade, and Higher Education Policy


  • Doctor of Philosophy - International Studies - University of Miami (2013)
  • Master of Arts - International Economics/American Foreign Policy - John Hopkins University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Science - Human & Organizational Development - Vanderbilt (1996)


  • "Why Universities Voluntarily Pursue U.S. Accreditation: The Case of Mexico"
    Higher Education
    Springer Science+Business Media (2019)
  • "Trade for Texas: Strength in North America"
    Cameron School of Business Blog
  • "The Knowledge Economy and the Globalization of Higher Education"
    Cameron School of Business Blog
  • "Introducing a Bilateral Research and Innovation Agenda: A Case Study on Mexico and the United States"
    North-South University Research Partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean.
    Palgrave and Springer (2018) Page 15-36
  • "Globalization and Change in Higher Education: The Political Economy of Policy Reform in Europe."
    Palgrave Macmillan (2017)
  • "Domestic Institutions and Foreign Assistance in Haiti: Requisites for Economic Development"
    Development Policy Review
    Wiley Online Library (2017) Vol. 36 Page 514-530
  • "Paris Points the Way Forward on International Environmental Policy"
  • "U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities"
    Mexico Center Issues Brief
    Baker Institute for Public Policy (2014)
  • "The Political Economy of Preferential Trade Agreements: Latin America and Beyond"
    Latin American Politics & Society
    Wiley Online Library (2012) Vol. 54 Page 181-196

Language Skills

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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