Dr. John Barrett

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office: HHH 127
Phone: (903) 233-3392
Email: JohnBarrett@letu.edu


John Barrett has a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in International Relations/International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Ph.D. in Religion, Politics and Society from Baylor University. In addition, he completed academic programs at the University of Peking and the American University in Cairo. His regional areas of focus are Chinese studies and the Middle East. His dissertation was on the interactions between politics and American Protestant mission work in the Middle East. He is married and has four children: Nissah, Christian, William, and Jonah and he and his wife Karen are expecting the birth of another daughter, Annah, in November.



  • Ph.D. in Religion, Politics and Society, Baylor University
  • M.A. in International Economics/International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University


Previous Experience

2006-2015 Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Dallas Baptist University
2003-2015 Director of Consumer Analytics
Parks Associates


Academic Publications

  • Barrett, John C. "World War I and the Decline of the First Wave of the American Protestant Missions Movement." International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39 no. 3 (July 2015): 122-26.
  • Barrett, John C. Review of The Gospel of Freedom and Power: Protestant Missionaries in American Culture after World War II, by Sarah E. Ruble. Journal of Church and State 56 no. 4 (Autumn 2014): 788-90.