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Graduate School associate dean named

Tammy Barry
Tammy Barry is a new associate dean in the Graduate School.

Barry, who holds a Ph.D, is a professor in the Department of Psychology and currently serves as the director of the clinical psychology doctoral program. She joined WSU in 2015 following two previous tenure‑track/tenured positions at Texas A&M University and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has served as the committee chair and advisor for more than 20 doctoral students and has published 40 peer‑reviewed papers, with another 35 additional published books, chapters, and other works.

Since beginning at WSU, she has served in numerous service roles, including the Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Steering Committee. She is in her fourth year as co‑chair of Faculty Senate’s Research and Arts Committee and has co‑chaired two University-wide task forces. She also serves on the national Board of Directors of the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology, for which she was recently elected the secretary.

Barry’s responsibilities as an associate dean will include overseeing the Graduate School function of program assessment and review, representing the Graduate School on the Accreditation, Assessment and Academic Program Review Committee, and working with the Provost’s office to meet the needs of institutional accreditation processes, among other duties.

Barry began in her new position in the Graduate School on Nov. 1.

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