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Randy Barnett Named Associate Dean of SWOSU School of Behavioral Sciences & Education

Dr. Randy Barnett is the new Associate Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Barnett replaces Dr. Chad Kinder, who was recently named Dean of the SWOSU College of Professional and Graduate Studies.

Barnett is a graduate of SWOSU, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University. 

He is currently an associate professor of psychology and has been the chair of the Department of Psychology for the past five years. Barnett began his career with SWOSU in 1998 as a counselor within the SWOSU Adventure Programs for adjudicated youth. He became director of SWOSU’s Cedar Canyon Adventure Program in 2003, a position he occupied until joining the faculty in 2009.

In addition, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified School Psychologist (CSP).  He is the vice chairman of the Board of Directors for Caring Communities Support Center Inc., which is a non-profit group geared toward developing programs for children and youth.  He also enjoys staying active in the field through his grant involvement with the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.