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Dwight Barrett

Executive Coach, Executive MBA Programs

Dr. Barrett has spent over 20 years in higher education, currently serving as the executive associate dean of operations (COO) of a school of public health with an international reputation for its research on nutrition and lifestyle. Currently, his portfolio includes management of a $12 million annual budget, personnel oversight, enrollment management, marketing, and communications.


Masters of Business Administration: PKE 139 (August, 2018)
Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School - Malibu, CA

Doctorate in Education: Administration & Leadership (June, 2010)
La Sierra University - Riverside, CA

Education Specialist Degree: Administration & Leadership (December, 2003)
La Sierra University - Riverside, CA

Masters of Arts: Administration & Leadership (June, 2002)
La Sierra University - Riverside, CA

Bachelor of Arts: History, Minor in Communication (August, 1995)
Northern Caribbean University - Jamaica


Dr. Barrett’s work in higher education began as an instructor/administrator at a college in his native Jamaica. In addition to his daily responsibilities, Dr. Barrett, holds a faculty appointment in the Center for Health Strategy & Innovation in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. 


Dr. Barrett considers every experience in his 20-year professional journey as fundamental to becoming the administrator, teacher, and leader he is today. His intent is to use those lessons learned to provide perspective within the PKE cohort academic journey.