Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's Missing From Clyde Barrow's Resume?

I recently took a stroll along Clyde Barrow's online resume, Director of UMASS Dartmouth's relatively new Department of Public Policy program.

He lists his past 20+ years of work:
Professional Career

Director, Center for Policy Analysis, 1992 – present
UMass Dartmouth

Chair, Department of Policy Studies, 2005 - present
UMass Dartmouth

Chancellor Professor, Policy Studies, 2004 - present
UMass Dartmouth

Professor, Political Science
UMass Dartmouth, 1996 – 2003

Associate Professor, Political Science
UMass Dartmouth, 1990-1996

Assistant Professor, Political Science
UMass Dartmouth, 1987-1990

Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science
Texas A&M University, 1985-1987

Visiting Assistant Professor, Social & Policy Sciences
University of Texas at San Antonio, 1984-1985

But leaves a few things out. Things that used to be there - as recently as 2007.
According to a copy of Barrow's resume that is attached to the CFPA's website, he was hired by the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head in 1995 to conduct what appears to be his first patron origin analysis at Foxwoods. In 1999, according to the CFPA's website and his resume, Barrow conducted a casino study for The Visions Group, which, according to a 1999 New Bedford Standard-Times article, was "a team of developers who hope to build a $300 million casino in Salisbury."
Last time I checked, one of the most important aspects to academia is integrity - which includes disclosing potential conflicts of interest. Revoking disclosure of work on a public resume when your work makes you a public figure in that field is intellectually dishonest, especially when that information was there before an embarrassing story in the media.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice job, Ryan.
Clyde Barrows fancies himself expert on all things gambling including the care of greyhounds. The man's got an ego problem along with his flawed math. He must have missed that statistics course he was supposed to take.

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