Michael Barrett, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: The Citadel
Location: Daniel Island, South Carolina, United States

Michael Barrett, PhD, Professor Emeritus of the Citadel, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.

With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Barrett has been recognized as professor emeritus of the Citadel since 2012. Prior to his retirement, he was a history professor with the school from 2005 to 2012, having been an associate professor since 1982, an assistant professor since 1978, and an instructor since 1976. In addition to his primary roles, he served as dean of graduate studies from 1985 to 1991. Earlier in his career, he was a history lecturer with the University of Massachusetts from 1973 to 1976.

Dr. Barrett first pursued an education at the Citadel, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1968. He then joined the University of Massachusetts, receiving a Master of Arts in 1969. He continued his studies with the school, earning a PhD in 1977. He later completed postgraduate coursework with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in 1981 and with the U.S. Army War College in 1991. He is a member of the American Historical Association, the American Reserve Officers Association, and the Southern History Association. He has also been active with the South Carolina History Association, the Society of Military History, the Hibernian Society, the South Carolina Agricultural Association, the U.S. Army Armor Association Transportation Corp, and the Officers Association. In his military career, Dr. Barrett is proud of being promoted to Brigadier General. He is also proud of his contributions through his writing. He wrote books on World War I concerning the Eastern Front and what made it an interesting topic. In addition, he has written work on the Iron Curtain collapse and when many of the former communist countries opened their archives in between the two World Wars.

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