Auburn University Faculty Awards

Auburn University Faculty Awards

2015-16 Distinguished Graduate Faculty Lectureship

Recognizes faculty for service in support of graduate education and excellence in research.

Portrait photograph of Barry Burkhart

Barry Burkhart, Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

PhD, Clinical Psychology; 1974 – Florida State University
MS, Psychology; 1973 – Florida State University
BA, Psychology; 1970 – Florida State University

“The university has provided a sanctuary for my being able to have a rich and full life of the mind. Auburn provides a culture supporting a true engagement with students, something I value.”

Barry Burkhart has broad research interests in assessment and treatment of problems resulting from violence and victimization. He is a fellow of Divisions 12 and 29 of the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Beginning in the 1970s, he was instrumental in the development and implementation of psychological services for neglected and troubled children referred to the Lee County Youth Development Center. He was appointed to the board of the first adult sex offender treatment program sponsored by the Alabama Department of Corrections and is currently director of the Accountability Based Sex Offender Program. Burkhart received the AAUP Academic Freedom Award in 2000, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award in 2009, and the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award in 2013. He and his wife, Mary Quinn Burkhart, PhD, have two sons, James David and John Quinn, and a granddaughter, Corrina Bloom.