Dr. Tony A. Barringer currently serves as Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Over his tenure at Florida Gulf Coast University, he has also served as Interim Dean, Associate Dean, and Division Chair. Prior to joining FGCU in 1997, he taught at the College of Lake County and Southeast Missouri State University. He has over twenty years of practical experience in criminal justice and has taught in higher education nearly as long.
Dr. Barringer has presented nationally and internationally, served as a consultant to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, and, because of the impact of his research and practice, served as a guest discussant at the Florida Department of Corrections’ Re-entry Summit. He has acted as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator for approximately $1 million in funded state and federal grants in juvenile justice and wraparound services and has published widely on the subject of minorities’ experiences with the criminal justice system. Dr. Barringer earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a M.S. in Public Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and a doctorate from Northern Illinois University.
In his current capacity, Dr. Barringer assists with the faculty promotion process, coordinates the annual faculty promotion workshop, serves as liaison with campus promotion committees, helps coordinate new faculty orientation, coordinate efforts to recruit and retain underrepresented faculty, coordinates the sabbatical review process handles the grievance process within Academic Affairs, prepares responses to memoranda, assists with performance improvement plans with colleges, oversees the annual update of the electronic faculty resource guide, represents FGCU on various university committees and central administration projects and serves on the FGCU bargaining team.