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September 2019

Barbee named director of TDCJ Research and Development

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Andrew Barbee

Andrew Barbee has been selected to become director of TDCJ Research and Development effective October 7. As head of Research and Development, Barbee will report directly to the agency’s executive director.

Barbee has more than 20 years of experience in governmental research and data analysis, including 10 years with the Council of State Governments Justice Center, where he recently served as research director. Barbee also worked as a research specialist for the Texas Office of Court Administration, a manager for Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and a research specialist for the Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council.

TDCJ Executive Director Bryan Collier congratulated Barbee on his selection, saying, “Andrew’s extensive history in governmental research and development will serve him well in this position. Please join me in congratulating Andrew Barbee as he assumes the role of director of Research and Development, and offer him your support in this key leadership role.”

Barbee holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from St. Edwards University and a Master of Arts in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University.