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Barrett, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3392
Email: JohnBarrett@letu.edu

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science

  • Chair, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • Program Coordinator for Political Science

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. He has also completed academic programs at the University of Peking and the American University in Cairo and 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. Prior to joining the faculty of LeTourneau University, he worked in the private sector serving as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. He is married and has seven children: Nissah, Christian, William, Jonah, Annah, David, and Isaac.



  • 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



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  • 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.