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Excellence in Faculty Outreach

This award honors the engagement of exemplary faculty members and demonstrates the tremendous impact outreach has on our community, state and nation.

Barry Burkhart
Professor - Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

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Violent crime, its aftermath, and its prevention is Barry Burkhart's outreach focus, which provides intervention for area youth-at-risk, counseling to victims, treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, and policy consultation to youth development services and law enforcement agencies across the state and region. For Burkhart, such outreach interconnects an extensive academic record that includes more than three decades of teaching, active clinical practice, and development of student community engagement programs. Burkhart received his bachelor's degree in psychology and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Florida State University. He is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Part of the Auburn faculty since 1974, Burkhart has significant experience working with sex offenders and was appointed to the board of the first adult sex offender treatment program sponsored by the Alabama Department of Corrections. He has been a consultant to juvenile sex offender treatment programs and involved with the Accountability Based Sex Offender Program in the Alabama Department of Youth Services. He is also the director of the treatment program for juvenile sex offenders. Nationally recognized for his expertise, Burkhart has lectured at dozens of major universities and appeared in nationally-broadcast documentaries on sexual violence. As a result of his outreach efforts, the psychological services building of the Lee County Youth Development Center is named in his honor.