Northcentral University Welcomes Dr. Barnaby B. Barratt As New Provost

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In its continued commitment to online higher education, accredited online university Northcentral University looks to the future with visionary new Provost

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His talents and energy will be a great contribution to NCU.

Northcentral University ( ), accredited online university and innovator in 100% online higher education, has announced the appointment of Barnaby B. Barratt, PhD, DHS as Provost (Chief Academic Officer). Dr. Barratt has served on NCU's faculty since 2007, and will officially begin as Provost on April 13, 2009.

"We are pleased to recruit a scholar of Dr. Barratt's caliber and reputation," stated NCU President Dr. Clinton Gardner. "His talents and energy will be a great contribution to NCU."

Dr. Barratt has over thirty years experience in higher education, having taught and held leadership positions at such institutions as Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and Prescott College.

Dr. Barratt received his doctoral degree from Harvard University, and is internationally recognized as a clinical and developmental psychologist, with expertise in psychoanalysis, bodymind psychotherapy, philosophy and human sexuality. The author of eight books and over seventy scientific and professional articles and reviews, he is an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis in Psychology, as well as diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

"I am delighted to be offered this opportunity to work with the NCU team to elevate its academic standing and extend its outreach," said Dr. Barratt. "NCU's future potential is very exciting."

Northcentral University courses start monthly and enrollment is now available online.

About Northcentral University
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Northcentral University ( is a private, 100% online higher education institution serving students worldwide. Accredited online university NCU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as certificates of advanced graduate studies in business and technology management, education and psychology.

NCU is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, Illinois. NCU's School of Business and Technology Management was awarded initial accreditation by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the accrediting body for business schools and programs that have a focus on teaching excellence. For more information about all Northcentral University's degree and certificate programs, visit or call toll free 866-776-0331.


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